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Company of Proprietors of the Navigation from the Trent to the Mersey


Records of the Company of Proprietors of the Navigation from the Trent to the Mersey: legal, financial and administrative records 1762-1846, traffic records 1799-1846, plans and surveys of the canal and lands belonging to the company 1795-1836, records of Hugh Henshall & Company 1817-1845.



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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 BW109 for records of the Trent and Mersey Canal during other periods of ownership]