Mather Papers

Scope and Content

Manuscript notes and photocopies of original sources, including part of the Loch-Egerton papers.

Administrative / Biographical History

F C Mather collected a large amount of notes, etc when researching for his book After the Canal Duke: a study of the industrial estates administered by the Trustees of the Third Duke of Bridgewater in the age of railway building, 1825-1872 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1970). The book describes what happened, in the age of railway expansion, to the waterways, docks and colleries which the Duke of Bridgewater bequeathed. Mather consulted many original sources including the archive held at Mertoun House and belonging to the Dukes of Sutherland.(Part of this archive is now at the University of Salford). In 1872 the Bridgewater Trust sold its canal interests. Its collery interests were eventually taken over by Bridgewater Estates in 1923.

Access Information

Open for inspection

Acquisition Information

Donated by the widow of Professor F C Mather in 1993.


Description by Michael Carrier

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