Amalgamated Society of Gilders

Scope and Content

Amalgamated Gilders' Society, London branch: admission and withdrawal of members book, 1856-1921, funeral fund nomination book, 1876-1939 and rule book, 1920

London Gilders Branch 183: minute book, 1937-1959

Carvers and Gilders' Society: Asylum Fund Society agreement, 1829 and rules, 1855

Administrative / Biographical History

The Amalgamated Society of Gilders was formed in 1880 as a result of amalgamation of a few small groups of gilders and was based in London. The National Amalgamated Furnishing Trades Association admitted gilders into their membership in 1911. In 1921 the Amalgamated Society of Gilders became the London Gilders branch 183 of the National Amalgamated Furnishing Trades Association.

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Archivist's Note

These records were catalogued by Kate Hart, May 2009, as part of 'The past meets the present', HLF project. Description compiled by Kate Hart, Mar 2010 and updated by Jane Taylor, May 2020.

Related Material

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

Amalgamated Society of Gilders (accession no. 681) - Minute book, 1878-1928