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Company of Proprietors of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Navigation


Records of the Company of Proprietors of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Navigation: minutes and agendas 1845-1948, legal records 1618-1961, financial records 1770-1855, letter books and correspondence 1776-1948, administrative and maintenance records 1767-1952, traffic and tolls 1883-1940, landowners' surveys 1769-1773, maps and plans of the canal c1766-1924, plans showing company property and land 1802-1836, bridges 1899-1930, other plans 1831-1912, vessels 1924-mid 20th century, South Staffordshire Mining District and Water 1851-1909, papers kept by the company for information 1888-1894.



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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: BW107 for records of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal during other periods of ownership]