Legal papers, mainly relating to dispute between John Berry, Tayfield, and the Newport Railway Company 1862-1874; Minutes of meetings of directors and shareholders 1866-1876; The Newport Railway Act 1867, bills and other Parliamentary papers relating to the Newport Railway, 1867-1873, The North British Railway, 1877-1878, The Caledonian Railway, 1878; papers relating to shareholders' meetings 1872-1877; correspondence relating to the purchase of land and legal papers 1873-1891; directors reports 1874-1876; statement of accounts 1874-1875; correspondence with the Board of Trade 1877.
Newport Railway Company: miscellaneous papers
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- ReferenceGB 254 MS 17/1
- Dates of Creation1862-1891
- Name of Creator
- Physical Description1 box (0.12 linear metres) The records are on paper.
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
By the terms of The Newport Railway Act (1866), The Newport Railway Company was incorporated to build a railway from the North British Railway to Newport in Fife.
Records are arranged chronologically.
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Details of the original accession are unknown. Further records were deposited by Mrs Thornton in 1990 (AccM/268).
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