LONDON & CAMBRIDGE JUNCTION CANAL
A collection of papers relating to this project
CONTENTS (or at least, some of the more important bits)
A summary by John Boyes, including the division into six parts.
An article by Adrian Stott “Canal to Cambridge?”
“Historical Account of the Navigable Rivers, Canals, and Railways, of Great Britain, London & Cambridge Junction Canal" by Joseph Priestley.
And three rather less accurate reports from history......
City of London Records, 4th November 1779
Robert Whitworth’s plan, 1779
A Plan for a Navigable Canal from London to Lynn, 1785 by S Hooper
Meeting will be held at Mr Gardiner’s at Great Chesterford, 5th September 1789
Newspaper Cuttings from Collection of Lord Howard de Walden, 1788-90 sequence
Institute of Civil Engineers: Rennie Senior, 8th July 1789 sequence
British Library: Hardwicke Papers. Folio 94. Cambridge, 2nd January 1790 sequence
Saffron Walden Museum Uncatalogued MS, circa 27th Feb 1790
British Library: ADD 35685 Folio 150. 27th March 1790
Saffron Walden Museum Uncatalogued MS, circa 1805
Plan 1810 of London & Cambridge Canal. Signed “Ralph Walker”
Plan surveyed under direction of John Rennie by Netlam and Francis Giles 1811
Estimate of the probable Expence of the proposed Junction Canal
Prospectus of a plan for a canal
Observations on a Prospectus delivered by Sir Daniel Williams, 1811
The New Canal, a song to the anacreontic tune
Observations on the prospectus of the intended Canal
Observations on the Annexed Prospectus of the projected Canal, February 1811
Letter from Montague Burgoyne, 15th March 1811
Benjamin Bevan’s survey, dated 4th April 1811
Meeting 6th July 1811 for considering bringing a bill into the next session.
The Monthly Magazine, No 26 Vol 32, 1st August 1811
Essex Herald – 19th November 1811 Advertisement: Intended Canal.
Institute of Civil Engineers John Rennie Vol 6, 26th November 1811
Essex Records Office: D/DBy 04 London & Cambridge Junction Canal
Herts Record Office D/P 21 29/32 Newspaper cutting 20th February 1812
In Saffron Walden Museum: Printed Pamphlet 9th April 1812
Reasons Against the passing of the Bill, May 11th 1812
Letter to Colonel Duckett from the Duke of Bridgwater, 27th May 1812
House of Lords Record Office: Minutes of Evidence: 3rd June 1812
House of Commons Journal. 9th June 1812 Royal Assent
Cambridge City Library: Ref C.34.1 Observations in support of the Bill
Ralph Dodd’s plan for a North London Canal
Data upon which the Company have founded their calculations, June 1813
British Library: Letter from Geo Duckett to Lord Hardwick, 3rd Feb. 1824.
“The Hockerill Highway” and “Notes on an Essex Canal” by F H Maud
“Extension of the Stort Navigation to Cambridge” by Charles Tween
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