Minute books and papers of the West Yorkshire Coalowners' Association

Scope and Content

Contents as follows: (1)-(8), (20) Minute books nos 1-9, 1890-1955; (9)-(12), (21) Finance Committee minute books nos 1-5, 1890-1955; (13)-(14) Annual output of members' collieries, 1889-1931; (15) Deed of Association, 1 May 1890; parchment copy, signed and sealed, with printed amendment slips to 1933; (16) Deed of Association, 1 May 1890. paper copy, with manuscript and printed amendments to 27 April 1909, belonging to Ben. Day, secretary; (17)-(18) Deed of Association, 1 May 1890; unbound copies, one similar to item (16), the other "Second issue. Office copy"; (19) Parcel containing lists of members etc. 1890-1947, with statement of output for year 1889-1946.

Administrative / Biographical History

The West Yorkshire Coalowners' Association was formed in February 1890, in the expectation that collective negotiation would strengthen the colliery owners' position in relation to the rapid growth of the Yorkshire Miners' Association

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Major D.H. Currer Briggs


In English