Sub-fonds MS 17/1 - Newport Railway Company: miscellaneous papers

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MS 17/1


Newport Railway Company: miscellaneous papers


  • 1862-1891 (Creation)

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10 files

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By the terms of The Newport Railway Act (1866), The Newport Railway Company was incorporated to build a railway from the North British Railway to Newport in Fife.

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Legal papers, mainly relating to dispute between John Berry, Tayfield, and the Newport Railway Company 1862-1874; Minutes of meetings of directors and shareholders 1866-1876; The Newport Railway Act 1867, bills and other Parliamentary papers relating to the Newport Railway, 1867-1873, The North British Railway, 1877-1878, The Caledonian Railway, 1878; papers relating to shareholders' meetings 1872-1877; correspondence relating to the purchase of land and legal papers 1873-1891; directors reports 1874-1876; statement of accounts 1874-1875; correspondence with the Board of Trade 1877.


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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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Related units of description: MS 17P/78 Plans of proposed railway 1860-1877 MS 17P/96-97 Plans and sections of the Newport Railway 1865-1867 MS 17P/132 Sketch plan of Tayfield Estate and Newport Railway 1873 MS 17P/159 Plans of ground proposed to be taken from the property of John Berry Esq 1872 MS 17P/253 Plan of ground proposed to be taken from the property of the North British Railway Co MS 17P/258 Unspecified plan, possibly the Newport Railway through the Tayfield Estate

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MS 17/1

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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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