Records of the Oxford Canal Navigation

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

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

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.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The collection was given to the Library in 1951.

Note

Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Geographical Names