Severn Navigation Company
Records of the Severn Navigation Company: share records 1836, notification, reports and minutes of meetings 1836-1838, petitions and records in favour of and objecting to the navigation Bill 1830s-1842, notification of the creation of the Severn Navigation Company 1837, reasons for the Bill 1837-1841, lists of vessels (trows) lost in the river 1800-1841, maps and sections of the river 1836-1837.
These records are available immediately for research
The records comprising this fonds have been deposited in the British Waterways Archive, Gloucester between 1963 and 2002. The material has come to the archive gradually over the years and many of the individual records, although indexed, have never been fully accessioned. As a result of this the exact provenance of much of the material and how it was collected is unknown. Most of the material has come from various British Waterways' offices, but some has been deposited by both British Waterways' employees and individuals with a background and/or interest in waterways. There are also a number of records which have been purchased from auction.
[See also: BW150 and BW163 for records of the River Severn during other periods of ownership]
Minutes of a general meeting of the Severn Navigation Company's shareholders and original subscribers
"Petition of Bankers, Merchants, Manufacturers, Traders and other Inhabitants of the Town and Borough of Leeds and its Vicinity, in Favour of the Severn Navigation Bill"
Notice of a committee requesting subscriptions to oppose the proposed improvements to the River Severn
"Longitudinal section of the River Severn, Stone Bench below Gloucester to Gladder Brook above Stourport, Counties of Gloucester and Worcester."
"Longitudinal section of the River Severn from near the Lower Parting below Gloucester to Gladder Brook above Stourport in the Counties of Gloucester and Worcester"