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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:731 1813-1843 C945

Cromford Canal records

Scope and Contents

Bill books showing goods carried, where loaded and landed, weight, miles, rate per ton, and amount. Coal was frequently carried. There are some gaps in the sequence.

Dates

  • 1813-1843

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored offsite; access requires advance notice. Contact specialcollectionsref@hbs.edu for more information.

Extent

2 linear feet (10 volumes)

Biographical / Historical

Canal running from Erewash, Langley Mill to Cromford, England, a distance of approximately 14 1/2 miles. The canal was started in 1789 and opened in 1794. Cromford was the site of Richard Arkwright's first water-powered mill.

Physical Location

MANU

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, 1971.

Title
Cromford Canal. Cromford Canal Records, 1813-1843: A Finding Aid
Author
Baker Library
Date
November 2018
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und
EAD ID
bak00636

Repository Details

Part of the Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University Repository

Baker Library Special Collections holds unique resources that focus on the evolution of business and industry, as well as the records of the Harvard Business School, documenting the institution's development over the last century. These rich and varied collections support research in a diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology.

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