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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 O/290
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1813
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Grand Surrey Canal Company


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Grand Surrey Canal was the chief London canal south of the Thames, extending from Surrey Commercial Docks to Camberwell and was originally intended to go as far as Mitcham when it was first authorised in 1801. Ralph Dodd was the first engineer and the entrance lock into the Thames was opened in 1807. The canal's use for transport ceased in 1836 and it became a line of wharves. The company combined with the Commercial Docks Company to take over Surrey Commercial Docks in 1864, but in 1908 it was transferred to the Port of London authority who closed it in 1971 when it was subsequently drained.


Scope and content/abstract:

Share certificates in the Grand Surrey Canal (numbers 1513-1522), belonging to Daniel Birkett, Hatton Garden, 1813.

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Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the depositor.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in 1969.

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Description Notes

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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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