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Collection Level Description: Records of the Oxford Canal Navigation Company

Reference: MSS. Top. Oxon. a. 83-4, b. 287-8, c. 752-3
Title: Records of the Oxford Canal Navigation Company
Dates of Creation: 1772-1848
Extent: 6 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

An Act of Parliament was passed in 1769, allowing the construction of the Oxford canal. The canal was opened in 1790. In 1830 improvement works shortened the canal by 14 miles.

Scope and Content

Records of the Oxford Canal Navigation, consisting of accounts, interest books and share transfer books.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was given to the Library in 1951.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

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Access Points

Canals | England | Oxford

Oxford Canal Navigation Co

Oxford Canal (England)


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