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United Company of Proprietors of the Ellesmere and Chester Canals


Records of the United Company of Proprietors of the Ellesmere and Chester Canals: records relating to the Ellesmere and Chester canals 1829-1843, records relating to the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal 1846.



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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: BW84 for records of Chester Canal, BW87 for records of the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal, BW152 for records of the Shropshire Union all during other periods of ownership]


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