Forth & Clyde Canal Co records

Primary maker
Forth & Clyde Canal Co
Production date
1767-1867
Description
Printed dispositions, feu charters, feu contracts and agreements relating to the acquisition of land for the construction and improvement of the Forth and Clyde Canal; work logs and copy letter books of Thomas Wilson, James Bryce and others relating to Grangemouth Dock improvements and building of new dredger.

Object detail

Name/title notes
The Forth & Clyde Canal Co was incorporated under Act of Parliament, 8 March 1768 (8 Geo III c.65) as the Company of Proprietors of the Forth and 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 and Clyde Navigation. The company was vested in the Caledonian Railway Company by Act of Parliament of 20 July 1867 (30 & 31 Vic c.106), and incorporated as the Forth and Clyde Navigation Guaranteed Company. 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 and Scotland Railway Co.
Level of current record
Collection
Primary maker
Production date
1767-1867
Measurements
201 items (2.5m)
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Restriction
Open - no restriction on access
Accession number
A7/F4

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