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Manchester Ship Canal Co

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Date: 1800-2000
  • Manchester, Lancashire
Functions, occupations and activities: Transport and communications > Port and inland water transport
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C96756 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/B11833 )
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
c1882-1971: minutes, secretary's department files, shareholders' records, journals, ledgers, cash books, accident registers etc
Greater Manchester County Record Office (with Manchester Archives)
See Guide 1992
c1820-1939: corresp and papers of Daniel Adamson as chairman; corresp, maps, plans etc
Lancashire Archives
NRA 14638 Manchester Canal
19th cent-20th cent: corresp and misc papers
Collection held privately: enquiries to The National Archives, Archives Sector Development
NRA 14638 Manchester Canal
1883-84: parliamentary papers and other records
Archives: Wigan & Leigh
NRA 13277 Wigan RO misc
1882-1956: misc records mainly printed
National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library and Archive
See Guide vol 2 1980
1913-60: diaries, survey notebooks and papers of William Robinson, marine superintendent
Cheshire Archives and Local Studies
See Accessions to Repositories 1975
1900-2000: additional records incl plans rel to Manchester Docks and Salford Quays
Greater Manchester County Record Office (with Manchester Archives)
See Annual Return 2004
plans and books rel to the Port of Manchester and the Manchester Ship Canal
Science and Industry Museum
1885: preliminary prospectus with map
Science and Industry Museum
20th cent: traffic registers
Greater Manchester County Record Office (with Manchester Archives)
See Annual Return 2015
1938: plan drawing of Ellesmere Port
National Waterways Archive
See Annual Return 2017