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.
Journal of George Charlton (1845-1888), mineworker
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 152 CHA
- Dates of Creation1871-1877,1973, 1986
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 box
Scope and Content
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.
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Other Finding Aids
Link to full catalogue: http://mrc-catalogue.warwick.ac.uk/records/CHA
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.