Dockray Collection

Scope and Content

The collection consists of folders of correspondence to Dockray by various authors. The contents of the folders are transcribed from Dockray's own descriptions, but with additional information supplied (indicated in square brackets). All folders are labelled N.N. Meinertzhagen Collection 1957. Not all the original folders came to the Library & some folders no longer contain all the material that was originally present.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Benson Dockray (1811-1871), railway engineer. He was appointed as Assistant Engineer, London & Birmingham Railway in 1835, and in 1840 as Resident Engineer for the whole line of the railway. He retained this post on the amalgamation of the London & Birmingham into the London & Northwest system. He resigned 1852 on health grounds.

Access Information

Open for inspection


Description compiled by Michael Carrier

Other Finding Aids

Box list available here