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Major Accessions to Repositories 1994 relating to Transport

National, Special and University

Churchill Archives Centre

  • Rhys Probert, aeronautical engineer, Director Royal Aircraft Establishment: papers 1958-80 (PROB)

Durham University Library

  • Frank Lester Harwood: memoirs, articles and photographs rel to service with Sudan Railways and Steamers 1923-48 (G/S 1099)
  • Richard Leslie Hill, Sudan Railways employee from 1929: working papers, incl corresp, diaries, maps, photographs, microfilms and slides (G/S 1103)

Imperial War Museum

  • Jeffrey Kindersley Quill: papers rel to his career as a test pilot and to the aircraft industry 1936-83

Institution of Civil Engineers

  • Thomas Brassey, railway engineer: letters (2) rel to Taw Vale Railway 1850
  • Samuel Clegg (1781-1861) and Samuel Clegg (1814-1856), engineers: letters (2) to T Sopwith rel to their atmospheric railway
  • Bjerrum & Partners: Berkhamstead footbridge and road bridge calculations
  • A E Beers & Wilson Lovatt & Sons: drawings, calculations, etc, regarding Stockwell Bus Garage 1849-52

National Library of Scotland

  • Clement Lempriere, military cartographer: map entitled A description of the Highlands of Scotland, the situation of the several clans & the number of men able to bear arms, as also ye forts lately erected & roads of communication or military ways carried on by his Majestys command ... 1731 (Acc 11104)

Royal Air force Museum: Department of Research & Information Services

  • British Aircraft Corporation: drawings registers, servicing records and other papers rel to experimental aircraft BAC 221, Hawker-Siddeley Kestrel and Hunting H126 1960s (AC 94/6)
  • Avro Lancaster: description of the Lancaster bomber prepared by the manufacturer for Sir Charles Craven, Controller- General, Ministry of Aircraft Production, incl performance charts and photographs (AC 94/26)
  • Project brochures submitted to the Air Ministry and its successors by various British aircraft companies, detailing their responses to aircraft specifications 1950s-60s (AC 94/27)

Rural History Centre, Reading University

  • Civil Aviation Authority: files rel to aviation in agriculture (DX58)

Science Museum Library

  • Albums (4) of photographs and illustrative cuttings and advertisements rel to motor cars 1890s-1910 (MS 219/1-4)
  • Renard road trains: photograph album including views in France, India and California, and of War Office trials c1907- 10s (MS 222)
  • Apollo 11: final flight plan AS-506/CSM-107/LM-5/National Aeronautics and Space Administration 1 July 1969 (MS 546)
  • The 18 hp Germain Chassis: pen and ink technical drawing 1900-01 (MS 1489)
  • Photograph album, mainly of cyclists, cycling clubs and bicycles c1880s (MS 220)
  • Peter Rothwell Jackson: lithograph of Hydraulic Starting Apparatus 1848 (MSL 170)
  • Bernard Russell: The Trend to Standardization: Product Development in the British Motor Cycle Industry 1896-1916 PhD thesis 1986 (MS 548)
  • Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost: photographs c1922 (MS 1488/2-6)
  • Oxford, Worcester & Wolverhampton Railway: directors copy of folio atlas of plans of proposed extension line from Woolvercot, near Oxford, to Brentford, with a branch therefrom 1851 (MS 223)
  • State Steamship Co, Glasgow: plans of SS Pennsylvania, Virgina, Georgia, Nevada, Florida built by Harland & Wolff, Govan 1870s (MSR 120)
  • Warwick & Birmingham Canal: manuscript drawing book by P H Wilton c1794 (MS 554)
  • A Plan shewing the Line of the proposed navigation from Bishops Stortford, through part of Essex, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk to the Brandon River, on the border of Norfolk surveyed by John Rennie engraved and published by William Faden, March 8 1790 (MSR 124)
  • London and Morpeth mail Road Index Map 1827 surveyed by Thomas Telford and drawn by L Herbert (MSR 126)
  • J W E Kelly: A History of Veloce Ltd, Motor Cycle Manufacturers, Hall Green, Birmingham PhD thesis 1979 (MS 553)
  • Star Engineering Co Ltd: photograph album c1912 (MS 536)
  • Photograph album, mainly of omnibuses of Thomas Tilling Ltd (MS 537)
  • Walter Laas, Royal High School, Berlin: manuscript translation by James Hayes of The Evolution & Future of Large Sailing Ships 1908
  • William John Bastard (c1826-99): album of newspaper cuttings relating to an airship
  • Orient Steam Navigation Co: photographs (4) of engines of the SS Orient c1890 (MSL 145/1-4)

Scottish Record Office

  • Mclagan Railway Collection (addnl): papers 1948-93 (GD1/905)

Theatre Museum

  • British Railway Board: forms for reduced fares for theatrical companies and for music hall artistes 1908 and misc papers (94/2295)

Warwick University, Modern Records Centre

  • BMW acquisition of Rover: cuttings file with contributions from the German press (MSS.226X)
  • National Cycle Archive: records of Cyclists Touring Club, incl Finance and Rights and Privileges committees minutes, legal papers. Misc papers, incl lecture notes of N Whall (Hodites) rel to inter-war Continental cycle touring; papers of Alex Josey, former editor of Cycling Weekly, incl the contents of a scrapbook rel to the Essex Cycling Union Ltd; papers rel to clubs, events, makers and accessories (MSS 328)

Local Repositories in England

Bristol Record Office

  • Bristol Tug Fleets: papers c1860-1976 (Acc 40610)
  • Bristol Steam Navigation Co: papers 1924-93 (Acc 40621)

Cheshire Record Office

  • Plan of Birkenhead Docks 1844 (D 4971)
  • Cheshire Lines Committee: track plans 19th-20th cent (NPR 5024)

Cumbria Record Office, Barrow

  • Vickers Shipbuilding & Engineering, Barrow: photographs (214) of ships, submarines and ships models, including Colossus aircraft carriers; Stratheden and other ships, incl Graph, captured German submarine, 20th cent (BDP 56)

Cumbria Record Office, Kendal

  • Settle-Carlisle Joint Action Committee: minutes, reports and corresp 1983-88 (WDSO/195)

Devon Record Office

  • Teignmouth Harbour Commission: harbour dues account book and day book 1797-1841, import books 1906-48, export books 1920- 48 (D3258 add 3)
  • Exeter, Teign Valley & Chagford Railway Co: registers of shareholders c1866-22, registers of debentures and stock c1879-1923, registers of shares c1894-1923, alphabetical register of proprietors 19th cent (D5150)

West Devon Area Record Office

  • Eddystone Lighthouse: plans 19th cent (Acc 1835)
  • Victoria Wharf, Plymouth: records 19th-20th cent (Acc 1637)
  • Torrey Canyon: clean-up log 1967 (Acc 1610)

Essex Record Office

  • Great Eastern Railway: Record of tickets sold at Chelmsford 1877-78 (A/LGe addl)

Colchester and North East Essex Branch

  • Clacton Lifeboat: returns of Service made to RNLI 1884-90, 1900-06 (D/Q 62)
  • Shipconstructors and Shipwrights Association: minutes 1956- 70 (D/Z 257)

Hampshire Record Office

  • Automobile Association, Basingstoke: financial records 1920- 64 (73M94)
  • British Railways Board (addnl): Southern Region traffic officers conference minutes 1946-60; plans of stations and tracks throughout the LSWR and Southern region 1880s-1990s (67M90)

Hereford Record Office

  • Stephen Ballard, railway and canal engineer: transcripts of diaries 1804-59 (BG 37)

Humberside County Archives Service

  • Patrington Haven: photocopy plan 1824 (DDX)

South Humberside Area Archive Office

  • Grimsby and Cleethorpes Transport, and predecessors: corresp and reports 1935-86 (366 additional)
  • Ernest Watson Ellis, seaman, Grimsby: papers 1900-44 (1011)
  • Great Central Railway: Grimsby docks memoranda book 1905-37 (1001)
  • Provincial Tramways Co Ltd: corresp 1899-1941 (330)
  • Great Grimsby Street Tramways Co Ltd: corresp 1897-1934 (330)

Isle of Wight Record Office

  • Sandown Airport: log books (2)1967-9 (94/15)

Kent: Rochester upon Medway Studies Centre

  • F Hall, Local secretary of National Union of Railwaymen, Chatham: out-letter book 1934-35 (DE 371)

Leicestershire Record Office

  • Auster Autocar: test report 1954 (DE 4493)
  • Main Line Steam Trust (Great Central Railway): quarry and light railway plans 1876-89 (DE 4500)

Greater London: Croydon Archives Service

  • Croydon-Reigate Turnpike Trust: share books (3), trustees declaration book, and memoranda book 1808-71 (AR66)
  • Gatton Lodge-Povey Cross Turnpike Trust: trustees declaration book 1819-c1851 (AR66)
  • Surrey & Sussex Turnpike Trust: account book of tolls taken in 1844 (AR66)

Greater London: Guildhall Library

  • British Tanker Company, shipping company: apprentices journal 1950-51 (MS 29577)
  • Corporation of Trinity House (addnl): records 19th-20th cent

Greater London: Hammersmith and Fulham Archives

  • Pope & Sons, carriers, Hammersmith: records 1832-1923 (DD/873)

Greater Manchester: Bury Archive Service

  • Bury County Borough, Tramways Dept: wage books 1903-04 (ABU add 011T)

Greater Manchester County Record Office

  • Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway: plans (A19/ADD)
  • Manchester Docks: plan (Q230)
  • Manchester Ship Canal Co: plans of grain silos, poems and reminiscences (B1O/ADD)
  • Rochdale & Manchester Ship Canal Co: photographs (Q2311)

Greater Manchester: Oldham Archive Service

  • London & North Western Railway and Lees Station: papers 1888-91 (1994.005)

Greater Manchester: Tameside Archive Service

  • Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council: draft plan of Metrolink, Manchester to Ashton 1993 (2459)
  • Glossop, Hollingworth & Stalybridge Railway: plans by T Barch 1866 (2499)

Greater Manchester: Wigan Archives Service

  • South Lancs Tramways: glass plate negatives of Howe Bridge Depot 1933 (2909)

Merseyside: Liverpool City Record Office

  • Locomotive patent 1841 (5075)

West Midlands: Birmingham City Archives

  • James Watt, engineer: letter books 1779-1819 and incoming corresp 1761-1819, incl corresp with many of the leading men of science in Britain and Western Europe; diaries, account and memoranda books 1757-1817, incl experiment notebook 1783; records rel to instrument making c1755-70, surveying c1755-74, steam engines 1698-1809; legal papers rel to steam engine patents 1769-1808; records rel to copying machines 1780; engineering drawings 1809-18 (JWP)
  • James Watt, engineer and steamboat pioneer: press copy letter books 1794-1817 and incoming corresp 1788-1837 (JWP)
  • Midland Sailing Club: records 1894-1978 (MS 1862)

West Midlands: Walsall Record Office

  • Walsall Borough: vehicle licensing registers 1957-74 (Acc 809)

West Midlands: Wolverhampton Borough Archives

  • Wolverhampton Metropolitan Borough Council: vehicle licensing registers early 20th cent-1976
  • Heron Hudson of Wolverhampton: grant of patent for improvements to railway machinery 1868

Northumberland Record Office

  • Ashington Colliery Railway: records 1888-1965 (NRO 4521)

Suffolk Record Office: Ipswich Branch

  • Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen, Ipswich Branch: minutes 1906-20 (GG 412)

Surrey Record Office: Guildford Muniment Room

  • The Wey Navigation & Godalming Navigation (addnl): deeds and papers 1832-1982 (5259)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Rye Harbour and Romney Marsh: map 1594 (Acc 6364)

Tyne and Wear Archives Service

  • Witherington & Everitt, shipowners, Newcastle: ship voyage files 1924-40 (2880)
  • Port of Tyne Authority: plans, mainly of the North and South Pier 1870s-1930s (2914)
  • Vickers Armstrong Walker Yard: plans of ships built 1947- 68 (2924)
  • Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd: records 19th-20th cent (2931)

North Yorkshire Record Office

  • Crew lists and agreements, accounts of voyages and log books for ships registered at Middlesbrough, Scarborough, Stockton and Whitby 1857, 1861-1867, 1872 (MIC 2966-70, 2972, 2974-75; NG/RS)
  • Motor taxation records: vehicles registered DVN 1-999, EAJ 1-999, EPY 1-999, EVN 1-999, FAJ 1-999 (MIC 2749); vehicles registered FPY 1-999, FVN 1-999, GAJ 1-999, GPY 1-999, GVN 1-999 (MIC 2816); vehicles registered HAJ 1- 999, HPY 1-999, HVN 1-999, JAJ 1-999, JPY 1-999, JVN 1- 999 (MIC 2843) 1921-78 (NRCC/LT)
  • Plans of railways and canals deposited with the clerk of the peace (MIC 2750-51, 2794, 2840-42, 2844, 2863, 2909, 2916, 2951-52, 2963-64; QDP)
  • Railway papers 1836-1900 (MIC 2786, 2806; ZDS)

Local Repositories in Wales

Caernarfon Record Office

  • Annie Lloyd: shipping records from Porthmadog 19th-early 20th cent (XM9530, XS3772)
  • Captain John Evans (1858-1933): copy of manuscript rel to shipping matters in Gwynedd ports (XM9799)

Dyfed Archives

  • Xanthippe: ships log book and crew lists 1860s (TSR/11)

Glamorgan Record Office

  • Brecon & Merthyr Tydfil Railway Co, Barry Railway Co and Vale of Glamorgan Railway Co: share registers and miscellaneous records 20th cent (1994/53)
  • South East Wales Pilotage Authority: records 20th cent (1994/68)
  • Cardiff Pilotage Authority (addnl): records, incl minutes, photographs and register of births, marriages and deaths of Cardiff pilots 1807-1968 (1994/97)
  • William Leon of Cardiff: letter book rel to Local maritime History 1902-18 (1994/97)

West Glamorgan County Archive Service

  • Briton Ferry Docks Co, Dulais Valley Mineral Railway Co, Neath & Brecon Railway Co, Port Talbot Railway & Dock Co, Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway Co, Swansea Harbour Trust, Vale of Neath Railway: registers of shareholders and probate registers 1847-1923 (D/D PRO BRB)
  • Account of a voyage from Swansea to Valparaiso 1848 (D/D Z 195)

Local Repositories in Scotland

Highland Regional Archive

  • Inverness Port of Registry: registers of ships and fishing boats 1786-1985 (HRA/D217)

Strathclyde Regional Archives, Mitchell Library

  • Canal Boatmens Institute, Glasgow: records 1950s-60s (TD1301)
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