General and branch membership registration books, 1868-1893.
Amalgamated Society of Metal Planers, Shapers, Slotters and Horizontal Borers
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 152 ASM
- Dates of Creation1868-1893
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description3 boxes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Marsh states that the Amalgamated Society of Metal Planers, Shapers, Slotters, Horizontal Borers and Milling Machine Workers was founded in 1867 but membership records imply the existence of some branches in 1859 (see below, MSS.259/MP/7/1/2). The Union's membership was similar to the membership of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers and the Union found itself in competition with other similar Unions to recruit new members. The Union was one of the founder members of the Federation of Engineering and Shipbuilding Trades which was formed in 1891. The Union merged with the Amalgamated Society of Engineers in 1894 when it had 1,414 members.
Reference: Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan Historical Directory of Trade Unions Volume 2 (Gower Publishing Company, 1984).
This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/
These papers form part of a large collection (MSS.259) that has been deposited in the Modern Records Centre over a number of years. Most of the Records came from the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers (Engineering Section). The first deposits were made in 1984 with further deposits have been made up to 1997.
Other Finding Aids
Link to full catalogue: http://mrc-catalogue.warwick.ac.uk/records/ASM
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
This collection is good condition.
Conditions Governing Use
There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.
This collection has been weeded for duplicates.