Labour Representation League

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minute book of the Labour Representation League, 1873-1878, also containing press cuttings, circulars and correspondence.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Labour Representation League was founded in 1869, at the instigation of John Stuart Mill, as an offshoot of the Trades Union Congress, with the aim of securing the return of working men to parliament. In the election of 1874, the League fielded 12 candidates, two of whom were elected. The League eventually merged with the Liberal Party.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection has been microfilmed and the originals withdrawn from public use for preservation purposes. The microfilm must be used. Apply to Archivist for originals.

Other Finding Aids

No further list required.

Alternative Form Available

Microfilm made available by Follet Preservation Microfilming Project, 1998. Films are held on open access in the Library (Archives MF 77).

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Conditions Governing Use

No copyright restrictions. Microfilm copies only.

Custodial History

Also known as R 0061.

Related Material

The London Metropolitan Archives also hold minutes of the Labour Representation League, 1876-1878.