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Canal Acts, Bills and Surveys (1714-1774)

Senate House Library, University of London -- Special Collections

Overview

This volume of manuscripts and maps contains 16 items relating to river navigation and canals connecting rivers. Places and rivers mentioned include the Medway, Penshurst, Tunbridge, Edenbridge, Lewes, the Ouse (Sussex), Barcomb, the Aire, Wakefield, the Dun, Leeds, Selby and the Calder.

Detailed usage description

This volume of manuscripts and maps contains a wide variety of items relating to river navigation and canals connecting rivers throughout England in the period 1714-1774. Examples include memoranda on the the charges levied for use of a canal, plans to alter the routes of canals, agreements to undertake works to improve canals and a list of subscribers. These collections contain a wealth of data relevant to local historical studies of England’s navigable waterways. Places and rivers mentioned include the Medway, Penshurst, Tunbridge, Edenbridge, Lewes, the Ouse (Sussex), Barcomb, the Aire, Wakefield, the Dun, Leeds, Selby and the Calder.

How to tell if the collection is useful

If your local historical interests include the history of transport in this period then this source is likely to be of interest to you. If you wish to consult the document, send an email to Senate House Library , Senate House Library, University of London, letting them know that you wish to examine MSS 488 and 489, which are bound together..

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Access arrangements

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More Information

The volume's catalogue numbers are MS 488 and 489. Collection level descriptions of MS 488and MS 489 are available on AIM25.

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Abstracting information

Usage Themes Geographic area covered Size of collection Dates
  • Local history
  • Contextualising information
  • Pre 1750

England

13 different locations are mentioned: the Medway, Penshurst, Tunbridge, Edenbridge, Lewes, the Ouse (Sussex), Barcomb, the Aire, Wakefield, the Dun, Leeds, Selby and the Calder.

1714 -- 1774

Glossary

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