Proprietors of the Grand Western Canal
Records of the Proprietors of the Grand Western Canal: sales of shares 1832, description of perpendicular lift 1838, rules, orders and notices 1838 and 1840.
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.
'Description of the Perpendicular Lifts for passing Boats from one Level of Canal to another, as erected on the Grand Western Canal. By James Green, M.Inst.C.E.'