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Saunders, Charles Alexander: letter (1833)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL238
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Saunders, Charles Alexander: letter (1833)
Date(s): 1833
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Saunders | Charles Alexander | 1796-1864 | Secretary of the Great Western Railway


Administrative/Biographical history:

C A Saunders was the first Secretary of the Great Western Railway (1833-1863).


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Charles Alexander Saunders of 17 Cornhill, London [to Isambard Kingdom Brunel, engineer to the Great Western Railway], 28 Sep 1833. Requesting on behalf of the committee [of the Great Western Railway] that [Brunel's] surveyors should 'furnish as full a list of the land owners in the line of our railway as possible ... with any general information they can furnish as to the opinions and wishes either of them - or of the occupiers of property ... There are several points of great interest about the railway depending at this moment and your opinion will be required on them ... The negotiations with the influential landowners near London should be quickly proceeded with, as we cannot be blind to the obstacles of a competition with a company asking only for 200,000 or 250,000 of subscription against our own demand in millions ...' Autograph, with signature. Marked 'private'.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Bought from I Kyrle Fletcher (1957).

Allied Materials

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

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 2008

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