Papers of the District Probate Registry Clerks' Association

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Committee minutes and related papers, 1903-1937.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Association was formed in 1872 and had a membership of 135 in 1910. The membership figure stood at this level until 1922 when it began to fall by a few members each year until by 1934 it had fallen to 129. In 1935 the Association merged with the Civil Service Clerical Union.

Reference: A Marsh and V Ryan, Historical Directory of Trade Unions Volume 1 Non-Manual Unions (England 1988).


This archive was received as part of a deposit by the Public and Commercial Services Union which was given the manuscript number MSS.415. Within the deposit the archives of each of the individual trade unions have been indicated by letters following the slash. Thus MSS.415/DPRC represents the District Probate Registry Clerks' Association.The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

The archive was deposited by the Public and Commercial Services Union in September 2000

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this collection-level is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom,/ at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

Authority records exist for District Probate Registry Clerk's Association (GB 152 AAR1697) and Civil Service Clerical Union.(GB 152 AAR0762) .

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.


Further deposits are expected.

Related Material

The Centre also holds the archives of the Public and Commercial Services Union and many of its other predecessors (MSS.415).