Catalogue description Archivist's Historical Miscellanea

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Reference: RAIL 1005
Title: Archivist's Historical Miscellanea

This series originated as a series of personal files of D V Levien of the Great Western Railway (GWR) Secretary's Office and contain a wide range of material relating to railway history.

There are a number of files reflecting his personal activities in association with a number of Great Western Railway Company staff clubs, particularly the GWR Lecture and Debating Society.

Most of the files kept by Levien deal with matters of railway history however (some deal with other historical fields) and include correspondence between Levien and railway historians such as Dendy Marshall. The series was used as a basis for filing miscellaneous information about railway history during the period of the British Transport Commission Archives. Many files consist only of press cuttings or typescripts, but there are also many files to which early records of railway companies have been attached.

Date: Undated
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: GEN 3
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 477 file(s)

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