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Midland Railway Company


Records of the Midland Railway Company: company reports 1844-1868, notebook of John Sinclair 1856-1864, records relating to the Ashby Canal mid 19th century-c1945, records relating to the Cromford Canal c1900-1920.



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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: BW69 for records of the Ashby Canal during other periods of ownership]

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