Hull Seamen's Union

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes, 1883-95; reports, 1914, 1920; rule books, 1905-24.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Hull Seamen's Union was the oldest and strongest of the local seamen's societies. It was formed as the Hull Seamen's and Marine Firemen's Amalgamated Association in 1887 by the merger of the Hull Sailors' Mutual Association and the Hull Marine Firemen's Mutual Association. It became the Hull Seamen's Union in c.1913 and in 1922 merged into the National Sailors and Firemen's Union.

Reference: Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan, The seamen. A history of the National Union of Seamen, 1887-1987. Oxford, 1989.

Conditions Governing Access

Open.

Archivist's Note

An authority file exists for the Hull Seamen's Union (GB 152 AAR1023) and its predecessors : the Hull Seamen's and Marine Firemen's Amalgamated Association (GBR 0152 AAR1024) and the Hull Sailors' Mutual Association (GBR 0152 AAR1025).

Custodial History

The Hull Seamen's Union's papers form part of the archive of the National Union of Seamen. The initial deposit relating to this archive was made in January 1978 and accruals are listed under the entry for the National Union of Seamen (MSS.175) .