Newport Railway Company: miscellaneous papers
- 1862-1891 (Creation)
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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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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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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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