Contemporary Periodicals directed at Navvies and Reports about Them
Quarterly Letter to Navvies 1878-1893
Quarterly Letter to Men on Public Works 1893-1933
Annual Reports, Navvy Mission Society
Annual Meeting Speeches 1904-1914, Navvy Mission Society. All held by the Industrial Christian Fellowship, St Katherine Cree, Leadenhall Street, London EC 3
Report from the Select Committee on Railway Labourers, printed by order of the House of Commons, 28 July 1846
Papers Read Before the Statistical Society of Manchester on the Demoralisation and Injuries Occasioned by the Want of Proper Regulations of Labourers Engaged in the Construction and Working of Railways, Edwin Chadwick, Manchester, 1846
The Navvy — First-Hand and Contemporary Accounts
Anon. Death or Life, 1864
Barrett, Daniel William. Life and Work Among The Navvies, 1880
Conder, Francis. Personal Recollections of English Engineers, 1868
Cresswell, Henrietta. Winchmore Hill, Memories of a Lost Village, 1912
Payers, Thomas. Labour Among the Navvies, 1862
Garnett, Elizabeth. Our Navvies, 1885
Kennedy, Duncan. The Birth and Death of a Highland Railway (John Murray), 1971
MacGill, Patrick. Gleanings from a Navvy's scrapbook, 1910
MacGill, Patrick. Songs of a Navvy, 1912
MacGill, Patrick. Children of the Dead End, 1916
Marsh, Catherine. English Hearts and English Hands, 1858
Mayhew, Henry. London Labour and the London Poor, Vol 3, 1967
Munby, George. Former Days at Turvey, 1908
Palk, William. A Glance at the Navvies, 1859
Taylor, John. Poems, Chiefly on Themes of Scottish Interest, 1875
Taylor, W. T. The Life and Work of the Late William Taylor, the Navvy, 1892
Tregelles, Anna Rebecca. The Ways of the Line, 1847
The Navvy — Later Accounts
Handley, James. The Navvy in Scotland (Cork UP), 1970
Klingender, Francis. Art and the Industrial Revolution, 1947
Canals &mdash First Hand and Contemporary Accounts
Cole, William. A Poetical Sketch of the Norwich and Lowestoft Navigation Works, 1833. Held by Lowestoft Central Library
Leech, Sir Bosdin. The History of the Manchester Ship Canal, 1907
Pinkerton, John. Abstract of the Cause Just Arbitrated between the Birmingham and Birmingham and Fazeley Canal and John Pinkerton, 1801. Held by Birmingham Central Library
Shaw, Stebbing. A Journey to the West of England in 1788, 1789
Southey, Robert, Journal of a Tour in Scotland in 1819, 1929
Tatham, William. Political Economy of Inland Navigation, 1799
Young, Arthur. A Six Months Tour Through the North of England, Vol 3, 1771
Canals &mdash Later Accounts
Bick, David. The Hereford and Gloucester (The Pound House),
Booker, Frank. Industrial Archaeology of the Tamar Valley (David & Charles), 1971
Broadbridge, S. R. The Birmingham Canal Navigations, Vol i, 1768-1846 (David & Charles) 1974
Burton, Anthony. The Canal Builders (Eyre Methuen) 1972
Cameron, A. D. The Caledonian Canal (Terence Dalton), 1972
Clew, Kenneth. The Kennct and Avon Canal (David & Charles), 1969
Denney, Martyn. London's Waterways (Batsford), 1977
Faulkner, Alan. The Grand Junction Canal (David & Charles), 1972
Gladwin, D. D. The Waterways of Britain (Batsford), 1976
Hadfield, Charles. The Canals of the West Midlands (David & Charles), 1966
Hadfield, Charles. The Canals of South West England (David & Charles), 1967
Hadfield, Charles. British Canals (David & Charles), 1969
Hadfield, Charles. The Canal Age (David & Charles), 1969
Hadfield, Charles. The Canals of South and South East England (David & Charles), 1969
Hadfield, Charles. The Canals of Yorkshire and North East England (David & Charles), 1972
Hadfield, Charles, and Biddle, Gordon. The Canals of North West England (David & Charles), 1970
Hadfield, Charles, and Norris, John. Waterways to Stratford (David & Charles), 1962
Handford, Michael. The Stroudwater Canal (Alan Sutton), 1979
Hanson, Harry. Canal People (David & Charles), 1978
Household, Humphrey. The Thames and Severn Canal (David & Charles), 1969
Lindsay, Jean. The Canals of Scotland (David & Charles), 1968
Masefield, John. Grace Before Ploughing (Heinemann), 1966
Russell, Ronald. Lost Canals of England and Wales (David & Charles), 1971
Stevens, Philip. The Leicester Line (David & Charles), 1972
Vine, Paul. London's Lost Route to Basingstoke (David & Charles), 1969
Vine, Paul. The Royal Military Canal, (David & Charles), 1972
Ward, John Robert. The Finance of Canal Building in Eighteenth Century England (OUP), 1974
Railways — First Hand and Contemporary Accounts
Booth, Henry. An Account of the Liverpool-Manchester Railway, 1831
Brees, Samuel Charles. Railway Practice, Appendix, 1839
Francis, John. History of English Railways, Vol 2, 1851Lecount, Peter. The History of the Railway Connecting London and Birmingham.
Walker, James Scott. An Accurate Description of the Manchester- Liverpool Railway, 1830.
Williams, Frederick. The Midland Railway, 1886.
Williams, Frederick. Our Iron Roads, 1888.
Railways — Later Accounts
Abbott, R. D. (ed). The Last Main Line (Leicester Museums), 1960.
Barker, T. C., and Robbins, Michael. A History of London Transport Vol i (Alien & Unwin), 1975.
Coleman, Terry. The Railway Navvies (Pelican), 1965.
Collins, Michael. The Railway Age, 1962.
Dow, George. Great Central, 2 Vols (Locomotive Publishing Co.), 1959.
Houghton, F. W., and Foster, W. H. The Story of the Carlisle-Settle Railway, 1965.
Lloyd, Roger. Railwayman's Gallery, 1953.
Thomas, Ronald. The Liverpool and Manchester Railway (Batsford), 1980.
Bateman, John La Trobe. History and Description of the Manches- ter 'Waterworks, 1884.
Bowtell, H. D. Reservoir Railways of Manchester and the Peak (Oakwood), 1977.
Harwood, Sir John James. History and Description of the Thirlmere Water Scheme, 1895.
Index of Register of Dams International Commission on Large Dams (British Section: Institution of Civil Engineers)
Smith, Norman. A History of Dams (Peter Davies), 1971.
Docks and Ports
Broodbank, Sir Joseph. History of the Port of London, 1921.
Pudney, John. London's Docks (Thames & Hudson) 1975.
Wren, Wilfrid. Ports of the Eastern Counties (Terence Dalton), 1976.
The Blackwall Tunnell (articles reprinted as a booklet by London Magazine, 13 May 1897).
Gripper, Charles. Railway Tunnelling in Heavy Ground, 1879.
Lampe, David. The Tunnel (George Harrap), 1966.
Sandstrom, Gosta. The History of Tunnelling, 1964.
Sims, Frederick Walter. Public Works of Great Britain, 1838.
Sims, Frederick Walter. Practical Tunnelling, 1896.
Walker, Thomas. The Severn Tunnel, 1890.
Bellamy, Joyce and Saville, John. Dictionary of Labour Biography. vol 4, 1972.
Chown, Leslie J. Sir Samuel Morton Peto, Bt MP, 1943.
Dewey, Joseph. The Life of Joseph Locke, 1862
Dictionary of National Biography.
Helps, Arthur. The Life and Labours of Mr Brassey, 1872.
Hobson, G. A. Life of Sir James Falshaw, 1905.
McDermott, Frederick. Life and Work of Joseph Firbank, 1887.
O'Rorke, L. E. The Life and Friendships of Catherine Marsh, 1917.
Rolt. L. T. C. Thomas Telford (Penguin), 1979.
Smiles, Samuel. Lives of the Engineers, Vols 1-5, 1874.
Thomas, Ivor. Top Sawyer: A Biography of David Davies of Llandinam, 1938.
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