Records of Forth & Clyde Canal Navigation Co, canal company, Port Dundas, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

Administrative / Biographical History

The Forth & Clyde Navigation Co was incorporated under Act of Parliament, 8 March 1768  (8 Geo III c.65) as the Company of Proprietors of the Forth & Clyde Navigation. The constitution was changed under Act of Parliament, 12 July 1805 (46 Geo III c.120) and the management vested in the Governor and Council of the Company of Proprietors of the Forth & Clyde Navigation. The company was vested in the Caledonian Railway Co by Act of Parliament of 20 July 1867  (30 & 31 Vic c.106), and incorporated as the Forth & Clyde Navigation Guaranteed Co. It was dissolved on 11 November 1881 under the Caledonian Railway (Guaranteed Annuities Stock No 2) Act of 8 April 1881. The Caledonian Railway Canal Department operated the canal. On 1 July 1923 the Caledonian Railway Co became part of the London Midland & Scotland Railway Co.


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Purchase : Edward Hall, bookseller : Gravesend : 1960 : ACCN 4101

Other Finding Aids

Item level descriptions are available via the department's online manuscripts catalogue available at by searching for call reference MS Gen 501/32-34

Alternative Form Available

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Archivist's Note

Administrative history compiled by the Scottish Archival Network project. Fond-level description compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, February 2003

No alterations made to date

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Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 247 procedures

Custodial History

Held by Edward Hall


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Related Material

GB 234 BR/FCN, GD2/81 Records of Forth & Clyde Canal Navigation Co (National Archives of Scotland)

GB 243 T-MJ Acts, reports and proposals for the Forth & Clyde Canal Navigation Co (Glasgow City Archives)

GB 558 A53 Log books and correspondence of Forth & Clyde Canal Navigation Co (Falkirk Museums History research Centre (Falkirk Archives))

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