Records of the Oxford Canal Navigation, consisting of accounts, interest books and share transfer books.
Records of the Oxford Canal Navigation
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Top. Oxon. a. 83-4, b. 287-8, c. 752-3
- Dates of Creation1772-1848
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
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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.
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The collection was given to the Library in 1951.
Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.
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