Journal of George Charlton (1845-1888), mineworker

Scope and Content

Microfilm and paper copies of Charlton's journal, 1871-1877, including a covering letter by his great-grandson, Sid Chaplin, 1973; obituary of Chaplin, 1973.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1845, George Frederic Agna Charlton began life as a colliery joiner, although a family tradition held that he was originally a schoolmaster in Houghton-le-Spring. Later he became a shaftman, and an engineer at Evenwood colliery. He died in a mining accident at Shildon Lodge colliery in 1888, aged 43.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

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Custodial History

The journal was deposited temporarily with the Centre by Sid Chaplin, Charlton's great-grandson in 1973. A microfilm copy was taken, and the original was returned to Mr. Chaplin.