Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)MS35
TitleRecords of Cannock Chase Colliery Company Limited
Extent8 manuscript boxes containing 17 vols
DescriptionRecords of Cannock Chase Colliery Company Limited comprising series of volumes of signed Company minutes, 1959-1929, and registers relating to company shares, stock, and shares and stock holders, 1859-1901
ArrangementThe collection originally formed part of a business records collection in the department. Where relevant, these previous finding numbers have been noted in the Physical Description field of records. The collection is arranged into series of minutes, share ledgers, registers of share transfers, shareholders, members, and stockholders.
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered researchers
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Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryThe Company was established in 1859. It was wound up in May 1902, though reconstructed in June of that year. The colliery closed at some time during the 1990s
Custodial HistoryThe provenance of the papers is unknown. It is thought that they were acquired by the University of Birmingham in the 1960s-1970s. Their former location in Special Collections was Business Records 14/ii-iii.
Related MaterialRecords of the Cannock Chase and Wolverhampton Railway Company Limited contain material relating to the Cannock Chase Colliery Company. See MS36
Associated MaterialsAssociated papers of the Cannock Chase Colliery may be found at the Staffordshire Record Office
Publication Note'Entrepreneurs and managers in the British coal industry, 1880-1914: case studies in business history', Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford. Mrs J. M. Wale. Thesis (PhD), 1986
'The Cannock Chase Coalfield and its coal mines' published by the Cannock Chase Mining Historical Society, 2005 available in Special Collections Department.


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