Corporation of the Bedford Level: Correspondence and Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

A series of letters and other papers relating to the Corporation of the Bedford Level.

1. John Shearing to the Marquis Townshend, 3 June 1790.

2. Edmund Saffrey to [ ], 23 May 1791.

3. John Shearing to [ ], 7 April 1799.

4 John Shearing to [ ], 17 April 1799.

5. John Shearing to [ ], 28 April 1799.

6. William Wilkin to John Shearing, 5 May 1799.

7. John Shearing to [ ], 10 May 1799.

8. William Wilkin to John Shearing, 10 May 1799.

9. John Shearing to [ ], 13 May 1799.

10. List of those who attended the Fen Meeting in the Temple, 15 May 1799.

11. John Shearing to [ ], 19 May 1799.

12. C.N. Cole to [ ], 'Wed. 9 P.M.'.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Bedford Level Corporation had land drainage powers and duties.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1917.

Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.

Geographical Names