Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway Company

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Redeemed mortgage, 1849, of £1500 for seven years at 5%.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway Company was formed in 1847 by an amalgamation of several other railway companies. Competition between different companies was intense and much quibbling about the sharing of lines produced an alliance in 1858 with the Great Northern Railway Company. The Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway Company eventually became the Great Central Railway Company.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Archivist's Note

Separated Material

The Public Record Office, London, holds minutes, reports, journals, ledgers, locomotive and rolling stock records, 1842-1947 (Ref: RAIL 110, 435, 462-3); Doncaster Archives Department contains legal correspondence, papers and plans, 1864-1885 (Ref: DX Bax); Lincolnshire Archives has correspondence and legal papers, 1802-1868 (BSV/11/11/A/1-74).

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Custodial History

Bought from Stanley Crowe, 1963.