Records of the Oxford Canal Navigation Company
Records of the Oxford Canal Navigation, consisting of accounts, interest books and share transfer books.
- Creation: 1772-1848
0.66 Linear metres (6 boxes)
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Top. Oxon. a. 83, fols. 1-2].
Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Top. Oxon. a. 83-84, b. 287-288, c. 752-753
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 13287
Records of the Oxford Canal Navigation Company, 1772-1848.
Biographical / Historical
An Act of Parliament was passed in 1769, allowing the construction of the Oxford canal. The canal was opened in 1790. In 1830 improvement works shortened the canal by 14 miles.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 54548-54553.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was given to the Library in 1951.
- Records of the Oxford Canal Navigation Company
- Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
- EAD version 2020
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