Company of Proprietors of the Canal Navigation from Leeds to Liverpool
Records of the Company of Proprietors of the Canal Navigation from Leeds to Liverpool: Acts 1720-1890, accounts 1771-1855, details of land purchased for the canal 1790s-1825, notices 1801-1803, memoranda of agreements 1819, distance table 1874, blacksmith's day book 1883-1884, maps and plans of the canal early 19th century-1890.
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.
[See also: BW78 for records of the Bradford Canal and BW139 for records of the Huddersfield Canal during other periods of ownership]
"A plan of the intended navigable branch from the Leeds and Liverpool canal near Wigan to join His Grace the Duke of Bridgewater's canal at Leigh"