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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 B/NTG-8
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1845-1870 (property records span 1712-1894).
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 28.5 linear metres (extent of whole collection, not this subfonds).
Name of creator(s): Western (Cannel) Gas Light Company


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Western (Cannel) Gas Light Company was founded in 1845. It was taken over by the Gas Light and Coke Company, 1872-73.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Western (Cannel) Gas Light Company, including half yearly reports and accounts submitted by the Directors of the Western Gas Light Company Limited to the shareholders; certificates of registration of the company; return of schedule to the deed of settlement, showing name, address and profession of shareholders; list of proprietors of the company, showing name, address and number of shares held by each; assignment of debts and shares as security for repayment; contract for lighting part of Notting Hill lighting district; agreements and licences for laying mains in various districts; schedule of deeds, drafts and correspondence for company premises in various locations including Kensington, Westminster, Marylebone and Kensal Green.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Corporate records: B/NTG/1802-1817;
Financial records: B/NTG/1818-1819;
Production records: B/NTG/1820-1825;
Property records: B/NTG/1826-1863.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in multiple accessions in 1957 and 1958.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

For further information about gas companies and works see: E.G.Stewart, Historical Index of Gasworks past and present in the area now served by the North Thames Gas Board, 1806-1957 (1957) and Supplement to the Historical Index of Gasworks (1970); LMA Library reference 24.41 NTGB; and Stirling Everard, The History of the Gas Light and Coke Company (1949), LMA Library reference 24.41 EVE. Other works relating to the history of gas supply can also be found at reference 24.4.

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:
November 2009 to February 2010

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