Railway Share Subscription Contracts

Scope and Content

The volume contains two separate subscription contracts for railway company shares:

  • (a) The Manchester, Huddersfield and Great Grimsby Direct Railway Subscription Contract, 1 December 1845; with the names (signatures), descriptions, home and business addresses and amount subscribed, of over one thousand subscribers, mostly from the northern counties (chiefly Yorkshire) and from Scotland (Glasgow and Edinburgh). 59 folios.
  • (b) The South London Suburban Railway Subscription Contract, 16 June 1845, imperfect. 9 folios.

Conditions Governing Access

The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by the John Rylands Library from the bookseller H.R. Moulton of Richmond, Surrey, on 9 September 1936.


Description compiled by Henry Sullivan and Jo Humpleby, project archivists.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogued in the Supplementary Hand-List of Western Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, 1937 (English MS 881).