Sub-fonds MS 105/3 - Dundee and Perth and Aberdeen Railway Junction Company

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MS 105/3


Dundee and Perth and Aberdeen Railway Junction Company


  • 1835-1883 (Creation)

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4.70 linear metres.

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The Dundee and Perth Railway was incorporated in July 1845 and the line opened two years later in 1847, against general opposition from local landowners, providing the first railway link to the town of Perth. The station built by the company was situated at Barnhill on the north bank of the Tay and was only connected by a bridge across the river to the new Perth railway station in 1849. The Dundee and Perth Railway Company expanded by leasing the Dundee and Newtyle line from 1846 and from 1848 leased the Dundee and Arbroath line. The same year the company was authorised by Parliament to change its name, and assumed the title of the Dundee, Perth and Aberdeen Railway Junction Company. It was vested in the Scottish Central Railway in 1863, and the company was eventually dissolved and transferred to the Caledonian Railway in 1881, becoming part of the London, Midland and Scottish in 1923.

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Minutes 1835-1882; letter books 1844-1883; shareholding records 1860-1879; contract book 1846-1848; conveyance books 1846-1863; day book 1850-1853; miscellaneous correspondence, financial, legal and parliamentary papers relating to affairs of the company, particularly Railway Bills, and including some relating to Dundee and Arbroath Railway Company 1838-1864 - subjects covered include various actions against the company, railway bridge at Perth 1844-1848, station at Perth c.1846, Dundee harbour 1847-1851, accidents at Pilmore Bridge 1848 and Montrose 1849; also includes correspondence between Shiell and Small and Co and J K Brunel 1849, carriage of H M Mails, 1842-1848, subscription contracts 1846-1847


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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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The records are on paper. May require conservation

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MS 105/3

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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