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Company of Proprietors of the Stourbridge Navigation


Records of the Company of Proprietors of the Stourbridge Navigation: share records 1915-1948, legal records 1605-1939, administrative records 1779-1953, financial records 1778-1833, traffic records 1934-1949, maps and plans of the canal and its reservoirs 1780-1908, bridges 1857-1935, Acts and reports kept by the company for information 1846-1947.



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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.