Records of Mining Association of Great Britain, trade association, London, England

Scope and Content

  • Correspondence and memoranda regarding government legislation 1936-1949
  • Agreements 1940
  • File relating to anthracite production 1931-1945
  • Correspondence and reports 1934-1939
  • Financial records 1922-1949
  • File relating to abolition of flat rate conveyance of coal and coke by rail 1923-1924

Administrative / Biographical History

Mining Association of Great Britain was operating in London, England, between 1922 and 1949  as a trade association. The Mining Association was formed in 1854  as a permanent body which included representation from most regions. The association worked to encourage inventions and improvements that affected safety, and promoted mining education. It was also concerned with monitoring tariffs and taxation, and relations with canal and railway companies, harbour boards and other such bodies; but price and wage determination were specifically excluded from its terms of reference.

Source: Church, Roy, et al, vol. 3 1830-1913The History of the British Coal Industry ( 1986 Oxford )


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Related Material

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GB 234 Records of Mining Association of Great Britain 1919-1946 (National Archives of Scotland)

GB 210 Records of Central Committee minutes and Coal Mines Acts Committee minutes 1919-1954 (National Library of Wales, Department of Manuscripts and Records)

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Additional Information

This material is original

Revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 15 May 2002

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