Records of the Lanarkshire Coal Masters' Association, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Minutes 1886-1954
  • Annual reports 1887-1953

Administrative / Biographical History

The Lanarkshire Coal Masters' Association was established in 1886  in Glasgow, Scotland, to regulate wages 'in accordance with the state of trade and matters relative thereto'. Membership of the association was open to colliery owners who owned coal mines within Lanarkshire, Scotland. It was managed by an executive committee, which existed of the following annually elected officers: a president, two vice-presidents, a secretary and treasurer and representatives from the eight districts into which Lanarkshire was divided. The association held its meeting in Buchanan Street, Glasgow, before moving to the National Coal Board's buildings in Wellington Street, Glasgow, in 1931.


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Deposit: William Baird & Co Ltd, coal and iron manufacturers, Glasgow, Scotland

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Digital file level list available in searchroom

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Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures

Custodial History

Held by William Baird & Co


None expected

Related Material

See source lists on Employers, Business and Trade Associations and Mining available via Glasgow University Archive Services homepage at

GB 234 CB8 Records of Lanarkshire Coal Masters' Association 1886-1947 (National Archives of Scotland)

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Church, Roy,The History of the British Coal Industry, Vol. 3 1830-1913: Victorian Pre-eminence(Oxford, 1996)

Additional Information

This material is original

Revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 7 May 2002