Records of the Chatterley Mining Company and its later incarnation the Chatterley Whitfield Mining Company. The collection includes: managers' monthly report book, 1874-1877; minute books, 1893-1926; committee minutes, materials relating to technical affairs, travelling cranes, winding rope, output of sale of coal in different parts of England; 17 volumes of photos showing mine shafts, pit heads, railways and trains; signal boxes and waggons. The collection also includes typescripts of Jack's own contributions to North Staffordshire railway and mining history.
William Jack Collection
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
William Jack worked for the Chatterley Whitfield Colliery Ltd, 1928-1957. His family connections with the Chatterley firm go back to 1870. Jack wrote a history of the colliery, History of Chatterley Whitfield Railways. William Jack photographed and also collected photographs of North Staffordshire collieries, railways and mineral workings.
Reference: Finding aid for the William Jack Collection Keele University, Special Collections and Archives William Jack Collection (http://www.keele.ac.uk/depts/li/specarc/archives/jack.htm). Accessed December 2001.
The collection is uncatalogued.
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on access to these papers. Viewing is by prior appointment.
This collection was deposited by William Jack in 1996.
Other Finding Aids
The collection is not listed. Photographs from the collection can be viewed on Staffordshire Multimedia Archives at: http://www.archive.sln.org.uk/exhibit/coal/collieries/collieries.htm
An authority record exists for William Jack (GB 152 AAR1995).
Conditions Governing Use
There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.
Further deposits are not expected.
Works using the material.
Reference: Klemperer, B. and Parkes, A., Berry Hill Fields, History and Archaeology (City of Stoke-on-Trent, 2000).
Reference: Keele University, Staffordshire Learning Net, Coal Mining in North Staffordshire: Staffordshire Multimedia Archive (http://www.archive.sln.org.uk/exhibit/coal/).