Records created and used by the Northern District Telephone Company

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a phone book (1889) and secretariat records (1886-1901) including legal records and a directors' report.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Northern District Telephone Company was formed as a subsidiary of the United Telephone Company (UTC) on 13 December 1881 covering Westmorland, Cumberland, Northumberland and parts of Durham and Scotland. The UTC had already commenced operations in Sunderland and Newcastle with only the Post Office for competition. It was absorbed by the National Telephone Company on 30 April 1890.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for research at BT Archives, see www.bt.com/archives.

Acquisition Information

These records were transferred by the Post Office Archives between 1 June 1991 and 30 April 1992.

Other Finding Aids

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