Catalogue description "Oculine Survey of Investigation".

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Details of 385 JAM/4/1
Reference: 385 JAM/4/1
Title: "Oculine Survey of Investigation".

Sectional sketch plan of the land between Manchester and Soho Square [Liverpool] showing the possible route for a future railway. In pencil, later inked over.


Endorsements by William James:


(1) Notes on the route of the intended railway. In pencil.


(2) "Rail Road (Clockwork)". In pencil.


(3) "Jo. Sanders 7 Pembroke Place". In pencil.


(4) "Oculine Survey of Investigation. Sketch & [? Measurements] Liverpool and Mancht."


(This survey is probably the one mentioned by Carlson op. cit. on pp.43-44. Carlson writes "... consequently [to a conversation with Joseph Sandars, William James] ... offered to make a rough preliminary survey for a railway to Manchester ... What he suggested involved little more than going over the ground between Liverpool and Manchester and, on the basis of an ocular survey, to give an opinion of the practicability of constructing a railway between the two cities".)

Date: [c. Jul. 1821]
Held by: Liverpool Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

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