Records of the General Committee of the Coal Masters of Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

Minute book 1894-1895

Administrative / Biographical History

On 6 June 1894  , a meeting of coal masters was held in Glasgow, Scotland, to discuss a threatened general miners strike. The meeting was attended by representatives of Coal Masters' Associations from Lanarkshire, Stirlingshire, Aryshire, Fife and Clackmannan, and the Lothians. This meeting led to the creation of a general committee, which held its first meeting on 20 June 1894  . The Committee was responsible for co-ordinating the management response to the strike and it was resolved to resist the calls for higher wages. The committee appears to have continued functioning after 1895, the last minuted meeting in this minute book.


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Deposit: William Baird & Co Ltd, coal and iron manufacturers, Glasgow, Scotland

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Church, Roy,The History of the British Coal Industry, Vol. 3 1830-1913: Victorian Pre-eminence(Oxford, 1996)

Additional Information

This material is original

Revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 7 May 2002

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