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Company of Proprietors of the Coventry Canal Navigation


Records of the Company of Proprietors of the Coventry Canal Navigation: Byelaws 1919-1922, legal records 1768-1930, share records 1819-1867, financial records 1767-1948, treasurer's papers 1798-1828, administrative records 1768-1948, engineer/clerk's incoming correspondence 1795-1826, papers and correspondence concerning the Coventry and Oxford canal bills 1767-1772, tonnage and tolls 1789-1938, maps and plans of the canal late 18th-early 20th century, other maps and plans 1804-1934, vessels 1928, Acts and plans kept by the canal company for information 1840-1946.



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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.