Alliance Cabinet Makers Association

Scope and Content

Series 1: annual reports, 1872-1901

Series 2: Executive Committee minute books, 1876-1901

Series 3: rules books, 1881-1901

Series 4: other papers including an apprenticeship indenture, membership cards and report from a conference of the Cabinet Trades Alliance and Cabinet Trades Federation.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Alliance Cabinet Makers' Association was formed in 1865. In 1902 it amalgamated with the United Operative Cabinet and Chairmakers Society of Scotland to form the National Amalgamated Furnishing Trades Association.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation.

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Archivist's Note

These records were catalogued by Kate Hart, May 2009, as part of the 'The past meets the present', HLF project. Description compiled by Kate Hart, Jan 2010.

Related Material

Other records are available at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick:

Alliance Cabinet Makers' Association (GB 0152 MSS.192/FT/C), 1872-1901 - Annual reports, 1872-83, 1901.