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.
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 427 DOC
- Dates of Creation1831-1864
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description1 box
Scope and Content
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.
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Description compiled by Michael Carrier