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HAMMERSMITH AND CITY RAILWAY COMPANY

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2324
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: HAMMERSMITH AND CITY RAILWAY COMPANY
Date(s): 1865-1880
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.16 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Hammersmith and City Railway Company
Hammersmith and City Railway Joint Committee
Metropolitan Railway Provident Savings Bank

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The Metropolitan Railway Company was responsible for the construction of the world's first underground passenger railway. Work began on the line in 1860, running from Paddington to King's Cross and then on to Farringdon Street. The first trial journey was held in 1862, with the line opened to the public in January 1863. The railway proved popular and extensions were constructed, the first being to Hammersmith by 1864 and Moorgate by 1865.

From 1867 the railway passenger service on the Hammersmith and City Line was administered by the Hammersmith and City Railway Joint Committee, which included members representing both the Great Western and the Metropolitan Railway Companies. This small collection reflects the arrangements made in order to run a railway passenger service on the Hammersmith and City Line.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Hammersmith and City Railway Company, comprising capital account (items charged to capital in period 1875-1877 but incurred from 1865-1868) includes extracts from minutes of Hammersmith and City Railway Joint Committee; Audit Office notes; a note of Hammersmith and City Railway Company investment shares; expenditure by Great Western Railway Company and Metropolitan Railway Company, c.1865-1880.

Records of the Hammersmith and City Railway Joint Committee, including capital account (charges in half-yearly units), 1867 - 1873; expenditure on capital account (of dissolved Hammersmith and City Railway Company), 1867-1874; miscellaneous accounts, including correspondence with Messrs Grierson and Lewis, extracts from minutes of Joint Committee, and statement of number of times GWR exceeded the agreed number of trains (as in Agreement of 1868), c.1866 - 1878; papers and memoranda relating to accounts for half-year ended June 1878, includes extracts from minutes of Joint Committee 1866-1869; papers relating to case in High Court Baylis V Metropolitan Inner Circle Completion Railway Company; loss of working of Omnibus Service; statement of GWR/MRC working expenses on passenger traffic, c.1866-1878; statements of account for period December 1877 to December 1878; together with statement of train mileage, 1878; estimated statement of account for half-year ended December 1878 with correspondence and extracts from minutes; includes traffic receipts and passenger numbers, 1868; and revenue for half-year ended June 1879; together with expenditure on Capital account 1 July 1877 to 31 December 1878; correspondence with Hammersmith Gas Works 1879; notice to ratepayers of St Marylebone, 1879.

Records of the Metropolitan Railway Provident Savings Bank, comprising annual reports and statements of account, including lists of deposit accounts and balances; 1875-1935.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Acc 2324/1: Hammersmith and City Railway Company; Acc 2324/2-9: Hammersmith and City Railway Joint Committee; Acc 2324/10: Metropolitan Railway Provident Savings Bank.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased by the Greater London Record Office, 40 Northampton Road, London EC1R OHB in August 1986.

Allied Materials

Related material:

LMA also holds minutes and reports of the Hammersmith and City Railway Company 1861-1867 (ACC/1297/H and C1) and minutes of the Hammersmith and City Railway Joint Committee 1865-1948 (ACC/1297/HCJ1)


Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July to October 2009

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