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Coal mining

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 308 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 27 Sep 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/2/99-112
Scope and Contents Copy of letter from [WSC] ([Home Office]) to the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith] about Home Office business for the following year and two Home Office Bills. The first proposes amendments to the Coal Mines Regulations Act to improve safety through technical regulations. The second Bill (or group of Bills) covers the punishment of offenders. [WSC] expresses satisfaction with reaction to his administrative prison reforms, and suggests that a "scientific and benevolent measure" would be...
Dates: 27 Sep 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 25 Oct 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/3/20
Scope and Contents Letter from Joseph Pease [later Lord Gainford] (Crown Hotel, Rotherham [Yorkshire]), on the notepaper of the Duchy of Lancaster, to WSC concerning addresses he is to make to miners in his constituency. He wishes to know whether he may say that the Government is considering appointing additional [Mines] Inspectors; requests a summary of recent fatal and non-fatal mining accidents; and asks whether there is any truth in the statement that the position of bodies found at Whitehaven [Cumberland]...
Dates: 25 Oct 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 22 Dec 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/3/50
Scope and Contents Letter from David Shackleton [Labour Advisor to the Home Office] (55 Belgrave Road, Darwen [Lancashire]) to WSC concerning the colliery disaster [at the Pretoria Pit, near Bolton, Lancashire]. He says that searches in the mine have confirmed WSC's fears; that [Richard] Redmayne [Chief Inspector of Mines] will inform WSC about the state of the mine; that he is pleased that the members of a Consultative Committee (including the District Mine Inspector and Mining Officials) are working...
Dates: 22 Dec 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 26 Mar 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/6/1
Scope and Contents

Letter from Sydney Buxton [President of the Board of Trade] to WSC enclosing a letter to the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith] concerning proceedings in South Wales [see CHAR 12/6/2-3]. He warns that to settle the dispute between mine owners and miners it may be necessary to alter the Eight Hours Act to accommodate a half day holiday for miners on Saturdays. Signed manuscript.

Dates: 26 Mar 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), [Mar] [1910]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/6/2-3
Scope and Contents Copy of a letter from Sydney Buxton [President of the Board of Trade] to Herbert Asquith detailing the progress of a dispute between mine owners and miners in South Wales which may develop into a "very serious and far-reaching strike". He reports that the representatives of the Board of Trade, [George] Askwith and [I H ] Mitchell, found that negotiations between the two sides had broken off, and therefore arranged a meeting between Buxton and two representatives of the mine owners. Buxton...
Dates: [Mar] [1910]
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 09 Nov 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/6/28
Scope and Contents

Letter from Sir Arthur Bigge [later Lord Stamfordham, Permanent Secretary to King George V] (York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk) to WSC expressing concern on behalf of the King at reports of riots in South Wales and requesting a report of events from WSC. Signed manuscript.

Dates: 09 Nov 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 10 Nov 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/6/29
Scope and Contents

Letter from Alexander Murray [Master of Elibank, later Lord Murray of Elibank, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury] to WSC marked "confidentially dictated" enclosing newspaper cuttings [concerning the miners' strike at Tonypandy, Glamorgan, Wales] and commenting "the principal Liberal papers...are backing you" Signed typescript. See CHAR 12/6/30 and CHAR 12/6/31.

Dates: 10 Nov 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 09 Nov 1910 - 10 Nov 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/6/30
Scope and Contents

Newspaper cuttings relating to WSC's decision to send re-enforcements of police to the riots and miners' strike at Tonypandy [Glamorgan, Wales] instead of the military force requested by the Chief Constable. Cuttings from: the Daily News, the Daily Chronicle, the Morning Leader and the Manchester Guardian. Covering letter at CHAR 12/6/29.

Dates: 09 Nov 1910 - 10 Nov 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 10 Nov 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/6/31
Scope and Contents

Transcript of a newspaper article from the Liverpool Daily Post relating to WSC's decision to send re-enforcements of police to the riots and miners' strike at Tonypandy [Glamorgan, Wales] instead of the military force requested by the Chief Constable. Typescript. Covering letter at CHAR 12/6/29.

Dates: 10 Nov 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 10 Nov 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/6/32
Scope and Contents

Telegram from King George V (Sandringham) to WSC thanking him for his report of the riots [at Tonypandy, Glamorgan] Wales and hoping that the news that horses have been lost in the mines is not true. Manuscript.

Dates: 10 Nov 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 10 Nov 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/6/33
Scope and Contents

Letter from Thomas Rees, editor of the Cambria Daily Leader (Leader Buildings, 151 Fleet Street [London]) to WSC congratulating him for his decision to delay the military troops sent to [the riots] at Tonypandy [Glamorgan, Wales], as "the sacrifice of life" which would have resulted could not have been rectified. Signed manuscript.

Dates: 10 Nov 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 13 Nov 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/6/34-35
Scope and Contents Copy of a letter from [WSC] ([Home Office]) to [David Lloyd George] concerning the riots [at Tonypandy, Glamorgan] Wales expressing concern at the tension between police and rioters. Although the police are strong enough to deal with the situation, they cannot remain there indefinitely, and contact between the rioters and the military could lead to "consequences of utmost gravity". [WSC] appeals to [David Lloyd George] for assistance because of his influence in Wales and knowledge of the...
Dates: 13 Nov 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 13 Nov [1910]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/6/36
Scope and Contents Letter from George Askwith [Comptroller General Commercial, Labour and Statistical Departments, Board of Trade] (12 Hans Crescent [London]) to [WSC] concerning a meeting with employers connected with the "disturbed mines" [at Tonypandy, Glamorgan, Wales]. Subjects covered include: the inability of the Board of Trade to intervene until the constitutional position has been restored; a problem of blackleg labour; and the employers' request for protection for life and property. Manuscript...
Dates: 13 Nov [1910]
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 14 Nov 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/6/37
Scope and Contents

Letter from Sydney Buxton [President of the Board of Trade] to WSC concerning negotiations between the mine owners and striking miners [at Tonypandy, Glamorgan, Wales]. He confirms the opinion of [George] Askwith [Comptroller General Commercial, Labour and Statistical Departments, Board of Trade] that the Board of Trade cannot intervene until the constitutional position has been restored. Signed typescript.

Dates: 14 Nov 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 15 Nov 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/6/38
Scope and Contents

Letter from Sir Arthur Bigge [later Lord Stamfordham, Permanent Secretary to King George V] (York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk) to WSC thanking him on behalf of the King for his letter concerning the riots [at Tonypandy, Glamorgan] Wales. He reports that the King is glad that WSC has confidence in Major-General [Cecil] Macready [Director of Personal Services, War Office] and that WSC had defended the conduct of the police against criticism by Keir Hardie. Signed manuscript.

Dates: 15 Nov 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), c 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/6/40-49
Scope and Contents Notes marked "confidential" concerning the imminent danger of sympathetic strikes created by a "new force" in trade unionism and the spread of the concepts of sympathetic strikes and of a general strike. Suggestions to avoid this possibility include: compulsory arbitration; the power to report after investigation; the establishment of a Permanent Industrial Commission; and consultation on the steps which should be taken in the event of a general strike. Typescript with handwritten...
Dates: c 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 01 Jan 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/6/50-51
Scope and Contents

Letter from Major-General Cecil Macready [Director of Personal Services, War Office] (New Inn Hotel, Pontypridd, South Wales) to WSC concerning his role as commander of the military forces sent to the riots at Tonypandy (Glamorgan, Wales). He attributes the success of the co-ordination between the Metropolitan Police and the military to an excellent intelligence system and co-operation, and says that he is preparing a report on the events. Signed typescript.

Dates: 01 Jan 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 06 Feb 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/6/52
Scope and Contents

Letter from Sir Robert Perks (15 Great George Street, Westminster [London]) to WSC relaying the opinions of a prominent Weslyan Methodist Minister about the riots at Tonypandy [Glamorgan, Wales]. Signed typescript.

Dates: 06 Feb 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 14 May 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/262/42-43
Scope and Contents

Resolution passed by the Executive Committee of the Federation of British Industries on The Coal Mines Bill: Compulsory Amalgamations.

Dates: 14 May 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), Dec 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 7/30/4
Scope and Contents Newsprint issue of the Miners' Campaign Special (number 5), by the Mineworkers' Federation of Great Britain. It details the Government's responsibility to the miners, particularly following the failure to modernise, wasteful competition through the use of coal selling agencies, the disastrous results of the 1930 Coal Mines Act and reiterates the need for the Government to increase miners' wages. It also quotes from a speech by George Peake, Chairman of the Airedale Collieries Limited,...
Dates: Dec 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [Jan] [1912]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/11/73-74
Scope and Contents

Minute from [WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty] to the 1st Sea Lord [Admiral Sir Francis Bridgeman], on the actions to be followed by the Navy during the threatened coal strike. [Typescript copy, with address to 1st Sea Lord struck through].

Dates: [Jan] [1912]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [1912]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/11/75-77
Scope and Contents

Minute from [Admiral Sir Francis Bridgeman, 1st Sea Lord] to WSC, on coaling arrangements for the Navy during the threatened coal strike.

Dates: [1912]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 06 Oct 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/15/65-66
Scope and Contents

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [Chairman, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel], (Reston Lodge, Petersham, Surrey) to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the production of oil and smokeless domestic fuel from coal. Includes leaflet on smokeless fuel. [See CHAR 13/16/102 for typescript copy].

Dates: 06 Oct 1912
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Jun 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/255/9-11
Scope and Contents

Letter from Henry Woodall, Chairman, Tottenham and District Gas Council on the Coal Mines Bill and the proposed coal sales monopoly.

Dates: 05 Jun 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Jul 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/256/24-27
Scope and Contents

Letter from Lt-Col Norman Thwaites, British Smokeless & Oil Fuels Ltd to WSC, on the production of smokeless fuel and fuel oils by the low temperature carbinisation process.

Dates: 08 Jul 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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