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Welland Canal records [textual record]. 



Place of creation


0.20 m of textual records.

Scope and content

Series consists of correspondence, various returns, pay lists, lists of shareholders, contractor's ledgers, bonds and powers of attorney documenting the controversy and the history of the Welland Canal company. Founded in 1824, the Welland Canal Company was to build the canal with the assurance that the government would let them control it for at least 30 years after its completion; the decision of the house of Assembly to buy it back in 1837 brought about a controversy. These records have become a part of the Department of Finance fonds because of the department's role as a central agency whose terms of reference extend to financial matters across all government activities.

Textual records
32: Restricted by law
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown.

Textual records The finding aid consist of volume number, title and outside dates. 19-137 90 (Paper)

Additional information

Source of title
Title is based on the contents of the series.

No further accruals are expected.

Related materials
Related records may be found in the Welland Canal fonds (MIKAN, 98730, MG24-E3); the Welland Canal series (R610-219-X-E), a part of the Department of Railways and Canals fonds; and the Welland Canal Company sub-series (R555-8-8-E).