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Company of Proprietors of the Regent's Canal


Records of the Company of Proprietors of the Regent's Canal: administrative, financial and legal and engineering records 1802-1883, plans of the canal 1811-1875, work carried out under agreement with the Great Northern Railway Company 1850-1851, Limehouse Dock 1852-1878, enlargement of Brent Reservoir mid-late 19th century, proposed conversion into a railway 1845, Regent's Canal railways 1860-1866, papers collected by the company for information 1810.



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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.

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[See also: BW66 for records of the Hertford Union Canal, BW103, BW105, BW108, and BW58 for records of the Regent's Canal during other periods of ownership]