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Coal mining

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 308 Collections and/or Records:

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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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Notebooks of meetings, 1988-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 19/2/76
Scope and Contents

Includes: rough notes of a meeting with [? the British Coal Corporation] on the future of Merthyr Vale colliery [Wales]; notes on dealing with constituency correspondence and visits; notes from a press briefing on the [?] European Single Market Act and economic and monetary union.

Dates: 1988-12
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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Oakdale Interviews, 1989-08-20

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 26/2/107
Scope and Contents

Press conference on the closure of Oakdale colliery, Wales.

Dates: 1989-08-20
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Series: Access copies available.
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Official: Board of Trade: International Trade; National Revenue: notes and papers., Feb 1904 - 24 Dec 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/21
Scope and Contents Includes: WSC's conclusions on the factors behind economic recovery; a general summary by Alfred Flux on the duration of the depression after commercial crises, in Britain and the United States; memoranda on Tariff Reform, including current employment levels, investment abroad and commercial relations between the United States and Germany; reports on Tariff Wars in Europe; a memorandum on Preferential Trade; annotated notes on retaliation; tables of relative increases in food prices in...
Dates: Feb 1904 - 24 Dec 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Miners' Eight Hour Bill: notes and papers., 12 Jan 1908 - 16 Nov 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/9
Scope and Contents

Includes: reports on the Northumberland and Durham miners' strikes; General Considerations on the Eight Hours' Day; an opinion by William Brace, miners' representative [Labour MP for South Glamorgan, Wales]; a list of returns on capital invested in coal mines; WSC's speech to the House of Commons on the Eight Hour Bill; the summary of the Miners' Eight Hour Bill Committee report; amendments to the dating of the bill.

Dates: 12 Jan 1908 - 16 Nov 1908
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: British Gazette: various papers., 03 May 1926 - 05 Jun 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/142
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on the British Gazette and General Strike, including: WSC, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on the need to lead public opinion, and the establishment of the British Gazette; notes of meetings between WSC and representatives of the Newspaper Proprietors' Association and the Newspaper Society; William Codling [Controller, HM Stationery Office], on emergency newspaper production; reports on the general situation, the railways, and the coal dispute, from the...
Dates: 03 May 1926 - 05 Jun 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: correspondence., 19 Aug 1926 - 17 Sep 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/112
Scope and Contents

Correspondents on the settlement of the coal dispute include: Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later 1st Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade (7); 7th Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh]; Stanley Baldwin [Prime Minister] (4).Also includes: letters from WSC to Baldwin (8).

Dates: 19 Aug 1926 - 17 Sep 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: correspondence and papers., 23 Mar 1926 - 11 May 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/113
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on the settlement of the coal dispute, including: 4th Lord Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne], the Lord Privy Seal; the revised draft of the Prime Minister [Stanley Baldwin]'s statement to mine-owners and miners; James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to WSC]; Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later 1st Lord Swinton] (4); Donald Fergusson [Private Secretary to WSC]; Arthur Cook, Secretary, Miners'Federation; Kenneth Lee...
Dates: 23 Mar 1926 - 11 May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: minutes 1 - 30., 18 Mar 1926 - 30 Aug 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/116
Scope and Contents

Includes: the minutes and conclusions of the committee.Also includes: a draft statement by the Prime Minister [Stanley Baldwin]; a letter from Evan Williams [President, Mining Association] on the breaking-off of negotiations with the Miners' Federation.

Dates: 18 Mar 1926 - 30 Aug 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: minutes 31 - 50., 06 Sep 1926 - 06 Dec 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/117
Scope and Contents

Includes: the minutes and conclusions of the committee.Also includes: a note by Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later 1st Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade, on buying coal supplies; Ronald Waterhouse, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister [Stanley Baldwin], on Government proposals; a draft circular to local authorities on coal rationing; a draft of the Coal Mines (Settlement of Dispute) Bill.

Dates: 06 Sep 1926 - 06 Dec 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: papers 1 - 12., 17 Mar 1926 - 21 Apr 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/118
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on the coal dispute, including: Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, on the transfer of unemployed miners and profit sharing; a Mining Association memorandum on their proposed course of action; George Lane-Fox, [later 1st Lord Bingley] Secretary for Mines; Christopher Hurst [Secretary to the Commission]; a Treasury memorandum on the transfer of unemployed miners; WSC; the report of the committee on mining royalties; Sir Otto Niemeyer...
Dates: 17 Mar 1926 - 21 Apr 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: papers 13 - 20., 23 Apr 1926 - 27 Apr 1926

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

Includes: notes of meetings between the Coal Committee and representatives of the Miners' Federation, the Mining Association, and the Industrial Committee of the Trades Union Congress on the coal dispute.

Dates: 23 Apr 1926 - 27 Apr 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: papers 21 - 24., 27 Apr 1926 - 28 Apr 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/120
Scope and Contents

Includes: notes of meetings between the Coal Committee and representatives of the Miners' Federation, the Mining Association and the Industrial Committee of the Trades Union Congress on the coal dispute.

Dates: 27 Apr 1926 - 28 Apr 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: papers 25 - 30., 28 Apr 1926 - 30 Apr 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/121
Scope and Contents

Includes: notes of meetings between the Coal Committee and representatives of the Miners' Federation, the Mining Association and the Industrial Committee of the Trades Union Congress on the coal dispute.

Dates: 28 Apr 1926 - 30 Apr 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: papers 31 - 40., 30 Apr 1926 - 18 May 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/122
Scope and Contents

Includes: notes of meetings between the Coal Committee and representatives of the Miners' Federation, the Mining Association and the Industrial Committee of the Trades Union Congress on the coal dispute; draft replies to Arthur Cook [Secretary, Miners' Federation]'s queries on Government proposals.

Dates: 30 Apr 1926 - 18 May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: papers 41 - 50., 17 May 1926 - 17 Jun 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/123
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on the coal dispute, including: the Ministry of Labour reply to Arthur Cook [Secretary, Miners' Federation]'s query on assistance to displaced miners; notes of a meeting between the Coal Committee and representatives of the Miners' Federation; Arthur Cook on the Federation's reply to Government proposals; the report of Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour's sub-committee on the coal dispute; notes of a meeting between ministers and...
Dates: 17 May 1926 - 17 Jun 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: papers 51 - 80., 18 Jun 1926 - 26 Oct 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/124
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on the coal dispute, including: corrections to the draft Mining Industry Bill; Neville Chamberlain, Minister of Health, on municipal trading in coal; George Lane-Fox, [later 1st Lord Bingley] Secretary for Mines, on the qualifications of mine managers, and the Fuel and Power Council; Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, on negotiations with Arthur Cook [Secretary, Miners' Federation] and the Federation; Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir...
Dates: 18 Jun 1926 - 26 Oct 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: papers 81 - 86., 29 Oct 1926 - 06 Nov 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/125
Scope and Contents

Includes papers by various individuals on the coal dispute, including: Board of Trade reports on the output and employment of coal mines, October 1926; Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later 1st Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade, on coal supplies for gas, electricity and the railways; notes of meetings between the Coal Committee and representatives of the Miners' Federation.

Dates: 29 Oct 1926 - 06 Nov 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: papers 87 - 90., 08 Nov 1926 - 25 Nov 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/126
Scope and Contents

Includes papers by various individuals on the coal dispute, including: notes of meetings between the Coal Committee and representatives of the Miners' Federation and of the Industrial Committee of the Trades Union Congress; Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, on procedure for negotiations; George Lane-Fox, [later 1st Lord Bingley] Secretary for Mines, on the suggested Government offer.

Dates: 08 Nov 1926 - 25 Nov 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: papers 91 - 99., 11 Nov 1926 - 14 Dec 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/127
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on the coal dispute, including: notes of meetings between the Coal Committee and representatives of the Miners' Federation; Board of Trade reports on the output and employment at coal mines, November 1926; notes of correspondence between representatives of the Mining Association, including Evan Williams [President], and George Lane-Fox, [later 1st Lord Bingley] Secretary for Mines; John Forbes Watson, Director, National Confederation of Employers'...
Dates: 11 Nov 1926 - 14 Dec 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: related Cabinet papers., 27 Nov 1925 - 21 Jan 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/115
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on the coal dispute, including: George Lane-Fox, [later 1st Lord Bingley] Secretary for Mines, on subjects including co-operative selling, the Commission's recommendations, ending the coal subsidy and the Industrial Court Bill; Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later 1st Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade, on co-operative selling; WSC; a Treasury memorandum on the nationalization of mining royalties; 4th Lord...
Dates: 27 Nov 1925 - 21 Jan 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: various papers., 30 Apr 1926 - 27 Sep 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/114A-B
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on the settlement of the coal dispute, including: Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister (4); representatives of the Miners' Federation; 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith], Secretary of State for India (2); Donald Fergusson [Private Secretary to WSC]; proposals for the settlement of the dispute; Sir Otto Niemeyer [Controller of Finance, Treasury] on mining royalties (2); Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later 1st Lord Swinton],...
Dates: 30 Apr 1926 - 27 Sep 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Dardanelles Committee: correspondence mainly about the Dardanelles Expedition., Apr 1915 - Oct 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/43A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Josiah Wedgwood, General Sir Ian Hamilton, Commander of Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (4), Kenneth Dundal and Harold Cawley on their personal experiences of events at the Dardanelles; Maurice Hankey [Secretary of the Committee of Imperial Defence] on his responsibility for policy on the Dardanelles expedition; "Freddie" [Frederick Guest]; Major General Charles Callwell [Director of Military Operations at the War Office] (10) on subjects including movements of...
Dates: Apr 1915 - Oct 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: General Strike., 01 May 1926 - 17 Jun 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/141
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on the General Strike, including: draft statements on the Government position; Walter Citrine, Acting Secretary, Trades Union Congress (2); notes on the Special Constabulary; Frederick Britten Austin on broadcasting coverage (2); Frederick Guest on broadcasting and Union strike pay (2); Reginald Hoare; a copy of the Birmingham Trade Union Strike Bulletin; WSC, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on the need to use the Special Constabulary and the Territorial...
Dates: 01 May 1926 - 17 Jun 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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