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General Strike (1926)

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 86 Collections and/or Records:

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Article by Kenneth Headlam-Morley on the miners’ strike and pit conditions in Durham, 1926-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HDLM 3/126
Scope and Contents From the Series: Includes: JWHM's early work as a student, lecturer, classicist and historian; numerous articles and book reviews; several works on Bismarck and 19th century Germany; JWHM's writing on South Africa in association with 1st Lord Loch; entries for the Encyclopaedia Britannica; articles on Germany in the First World War and the Versailles Treaty; material on the posthumous publication of JWHM's "Studies in Diplomatic History"; some articles by Kenneth Headlam-Morley, mainly relating to the Saar...
Dates: 1926-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Budget Statement, 11 Apr 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/79/5
Scope and Contents

Print of WSC's Budget statement on the effects of the General Strike and coal dispute, revenue (1926-1927) and expenditure (1926-1928), post-war Government departments, the National Debt, war debts, the sinking fund, simplification of income tax, tax evasion, indirect taxation, the McKenna Duties, wine and tobacco duties, the Road Fund and beer duties.

Dates: 11 Apr 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Budget Statement, 11 Apr 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/79/7-71
Scope and Contents

Speech notes for WSC's Budget statement on the effects of the General Strike and coal dispute, revenue (1926-1927) and expenditure (1926-1928), post-war Government departments, the National Debt, war debts, the sinking fund, simplification of income tax, tax evasion, indirect taxation, the McKenna Duties, wine and tobacco duties, the Road Fund and beer duties.Typescript laid out in "psalm style" with manuscript annotations in red and black ink by WSC.

Dates: 11 Apr 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Copies of The Evening Standard, Evening Gazette, and Evening News all published during the General Strike, 1926-05-08 - 1926-05-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WCHL 6/10
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The 'Churchill Additional' collection is distinct from Sir Winston Churchill's own papers because the 'Churchill Additional' material has a different provenance (it was not maintained with Sir Winston's own archive) and cannot be considered as having been generated by the same processes as Sir Winston's papers. Much of the collection was not generated, accumulated or received by Churchill, but came from various different sources. It includes a diverse range of material: correspondence, with...
Dates: 1926-05-08 - 1926-05-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Closures are noted in the catalogue.
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Copy of a letter from WSC to "Charlie", 7th Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh], 03 Nov 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/28/106-108
Scope and Contents Copy of a letter from WSC setting out his thoughts on what owners of mines ought to have done, specifically attending a conference and agreeing to negotiate a national agreement. He criticises the attitude of the owners' representatives and comments on the government's efforts to combat Bolshevism and on the position of the coal owners "It is not the business of Coal Owners as Coal Owners to fight Socialism" and that he (WSC) could not avoid making some criticisms of the coal owners though...
Dates: 03 Nov 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Copy of a letter from WSC to Geoffrey Dawson, 08 May 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/143/10-12
Scope and Contents Copy of a letter from WSC to Geoffrey Dawson [Editor of the Times], marked "private and confidential" on the government's decision to comandeer supplies of newsprint compatible with the British Gazette's printing machines. WSC explains that Dawson should continue printing [the Times]; states the importance of the British Gazette "it is the only vehicle now left for concerting action simultaneously in all parts of the country"; and contests the idea that the TUC has as much right as the...
Dates: 08 May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Copy of report to the Cabinet Re The "British Gazette", 25 May 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/142/119-132
Scope and Contents

Report by Sir Malcolm Fraser, Controller of the Stationery Office, on subjects including: the decision to produce a daily newspaper; requisitioning the offices of the "Morning Post"; use of volunteers; distribution of the British Gazette; requisitioning of a paper mill and paper from newspapers and paper manufacturing; difficulties of obtaining men to work; and circulation figures for the "British Gazette" 'the largest of any daily paper in any part of the world at any time'.

Dates: 25 May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Cuttings, 1926-03-10 - 1926-12-19

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Press 26 B/2
Scope and Contents

Cuttings on the economy: Budget (attacks on WSC’s handling including speech by David Lloyd George, and release of the new budget); General Strike and subsequent negotiations; Trade Unionism; war debts of France; taxation (especially betting); Bank Rate.
International/National affairs: WSC’s visit to Belfast, Ulster, problems with Soviet Union, Agricultural Policy; rumours of WSC being made first Minister of Defence.

Dates: 1926-03-10 - 1926-12-19
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: Accessible on microfilm.
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General files on political issues, 1924-04 - 1948-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/4/11
Scope and Contents Includes: Unionist Central Office hints for speakers on the budget (April 1924 and May 1925), general progress from November 1924 to spring 1925, unemployment, general progress from November 1924 to August 1925, the coal dispute, General Strike and the Unemployment Insurance Act; copy of Hansard on debates over the frontiers of Iraq, naval commitments to the League of Nations, and a vote of censure against the Government; report and notes on the appointment of ex-servicemen to the civil...
Dates: 1924-04 - 1948-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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General Strike, 1926-05 - 1926-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/4/7
Scope and Contents

Includes: letter from LSA to his constituency (Sparkbrook, Birmingham [Warwickshire]), explaining why he could not leave London, and putting the Government position on the strike; issue of the British Gazette; issue of the Birmingham Central strike bulletin; issues of Punch, produced during and after the strike; Conservative and Unionist Central Office hints for speakers on the strike.

Dates: 1926-05 - 1926-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Interview with Fred Ravey regarding the miners' strike of 1926, 1991 - 1992

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WCHL 15/2/54
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The records include records (transcripts, video and audio tapes) of interviews with people regarding their (or their relatives') personal recollections of Sir Winston Churchill or their experiences of events related to Sir Winston's career (e.g. the bombing of Dresden). There are also files of transcripts of Sir Martin Gilbert's 'pieces to camera'.

Dates: 1991 - 1992
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: The collection is open to consultation by researchers. Please ask staff advice about accessing the audio-visual materials in WCHL 15/3 and 4.
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John Black Atkins (1871-1954), 1926-05-08

Reference Code: GBR/1058/COL/11/1/Atkins
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Material relating to those with a surname beginning 'A'.

Dates: 1926-05-08
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Letter from Sir Roger Keyes, 08 Sep 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/28/28-30
Scope and Contents Letter from Sir Roger Keyes [later 1st Lord Keyes] (HMS Warspite, Mediterranean Fleet, Off Thaso [Thasos, Greece] marked "private" to WSC on subjects including: WSC's role in leading the government during the miners' strike; observations about [1st Lord] Beatty and his position [as Admiral of the Fleet] recommending that Beatty should remain in his role to oversee any further naval reductions, Beatty's role at the Battle of Jutland ("he saved the honour of the British Navy"); WSC's account...
Dates: 08 Sep 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Letter from William Codling [Controller, HM Stationery Office] to Edward Marsh [Private Secretary to WSC], 01 Jun 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/143/101
Scope and Contents

Letter from William Codling (Stationery Office) to Edward Marsh [Private Secretary to WSC] reporting on the possibility of protecting the use of the title "The British Gazette" for use by the Crown. He advises that it would be possible to achieve this through legislation. Signed typecript. Annotated by WSC "No legislation" and by Marsh "Mr Codley so informed."

Dates: 01 Jun 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: articles: News of the World 4., Oct 1937 - Nov 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/567
Scope and Contents Annotated proofs and press cuttings of the following articles by WSC: "The General Strike" on the railway strikes of 1911 and 1919, and the General Strike of 1926; "The Crisis of 1931" on the economic crisis of summer 1931 and the fall of Ramsay Macdonald's Labour Government; "Vision of the Future Through Eyes of Science" on the history and future of human progress; "Life in a World Controlled by the Scientists" on the future possibilities and risks of science.Also includes: annotated proofs...
Dates: Oct 1937 - Nov 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Business Correspondence concerning "The World Crisis" and its sequel "The Aftermath" [published as Volume 4]., 25 Sep 1923 - 15 Jun 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/207
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with representatives of Curtis Brown Limited concerning: negotiations with Charles Scribner on the publication of an American edition; negotiations with Thornton Butterworth Limited; world-wide serialisation of the books; contracts; financial agreements on advances and commission to be paid to WSC; and sales figures for "The Aftermath".Includes material on the disruption caused by the General Strike.

Dates: 25 Sep 1923 - 15 Jun 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Collier's magazine articles by WSC: 1., Jul 1938 - Sep 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/620
Scope and Contents Includes proofs and cuttings from Collier's for: "Japan Guesses Wrong" on Japanese battleship building, the British and American response, making comparisons with naval strategy during World War I; "Dictators on Dynamite" (British title "Dictators at the Cross-roads") on the rise of Hitler and Benito Mussolini and the contemporary situation in Germany and Italy; "England Learns About Labor" (British title "The Problem of the Labour Unions") on union radicalism, supporting the recognition of...
Dates: Jul 1938 - Sep 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Memorandum from WSC to Sir Warren Fisher [Permanent Secretary, Treasury] and Sir Russell Scott [Controller, Treasury], 22 Feb 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/68/13-14
Scope and Contents

Memorandum from WSC on the proposed Trade Unions bill and the Civil Service, commenting "Everyone knows that efforts were made to get the Civil Service to strike" during the General Strike. Typescript.

Dates: 22 Feb 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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"Memorandum of facts with regard to the coal dispute", May 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/141/54-64
Scope and Contents

Paper on the "rights and wrongs" of the coal dispute which led to the General Strike on subjects including: slump in trade in coal; subsidy of miners' wages; report of the Coal Commission and reaction of the miners; attitude of the coal owners; failure of negotiations; and rates of pay for miners. Typescript. In file of papers labelled "Various reports issued during Strike".

Dates: May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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"Misleading statements as to the breakdown", May 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/141/51-53
Scope and Contents

Paper on beliefs about the causes of the General Strike including: the closing of the "Daily Mail" and other threats to newspapers; lookout notices issued by coal owners; and on the need for the government to issue information in printed form and through using trained speakers. Carbon typescript with manuscript additions, annotated "Keep". In file of papers labelled "Various reports issued during Strike".

Dates: May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Newspapers published during the General Strike, 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HTRY 13/3
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Includes newspapers published during the General Strike.

Dates: 1926
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Notes of a meeting held in the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Room at the Treasury, 03 May 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/142/34-44
Scope and Contents

Minutes of a meeting between WSC and members of the Newspaper Proprietors' Association and the Newspaper Society on issues connected with the British Gazette, such as printing, distribution, finding men to work during the strike and whether it is a Government publication.

Dates: 03 May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: British Gazette: copy., 04 May 1926 - 12 May 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/144
Scope and Contents Includes: a copy of the British Gazette; draft copy for the British Gazette, including articles by WSC; a Board of Trade note on food supplies for the British Gazette; reports from Liverpool and Southampton; draft copies of a statement by Stanley Baldwin [Prime Minister] giving an official guarantee of protection for workers against Union reprisals; extracts from the report of the Coal Commission for the British Gazette; a draft statement by 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith [earlier Herbert...
Dates: 04 May 1926 - 12 May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: British Gazette: correspondence., 05 May 1926 - 22 Jul 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/143
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 2nd Lord Selborne [earlier Lord Wolmer]; George Pilcher; Kenneth Henderson (2); William Horwood [Commissioner, Metropolitan Police]; Geoffrey Dawson [Editor of the Times], on commandeering newsprint; Edward Cadbury [Director of Daily News Limited,]; 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken, owner of the Daily Express] on donating newsprint (2); 1st Lord Grey [of Fallodon] on the coal dispute; a copy of the Daily Mail's report on Grigory Zinoviev [President of the...
Dates: 05 May 1926 - 22 Jul 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: British Gazette: set of copies., 05 May 1926 - 13 May 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/145
Scope and Contents

Complete set of the British Gazette.

Dates: 05 May 1926 - 13 May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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