Papers of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal Company

Scope and Content

One bound volume of annual reports of directors and statements of accounts for the Leeds and Liverpool Canal Company, 1877, 1895-1927, 1929-1933 and 1935.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal Company was formed by an Act in 1770 to enable trade connections across the Pennines to be improved. The company bought out Douglas Navigation in 1753. The Leeds and Liverpool Canal Company passed to the British Transport Commission by an Act of 1947.

Access Information

Usual EUL arrangements apply.

Other Finding Aids

Single item only.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Charlotte Berry, Archivist, 15 March 2005, and encoded by Karen Atkinson into EAD on 2 June 2005.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual EUL restrictions apply.

Custodial History

Transferred from the Reserve Collection.

Related Material

Other papers relating to the Company are held at the following repositories: The National Archives; West Yorkshire Archive Service, Bradford, Leeds, and Wakefield; Lancashire Record Office; Wakefield Libraries and Information Service, Local Studies Library; North Yorkshire County Record Office; Liverpool Record Office.


It is not known whether this collection has been used as the basis for publication.