Tailoring Trade Boards and the Ready Made and Wholesale Bespoke Tailoring Trade Board

Scope and Content

This collection contains: unsigned minutes of the Boards, their administrative and district trade committees and other meetings.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Trade Boards Act of 1909 established trade boards empowered to fix minimum wage rates in certain unorganised trades such as clothing, where feeling had been aroused against 'sweated wages'

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/

Acquisition Information

These records were presented to the Centre by Terry Mackey, to whose attention they had been drawn in the course of his research.

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Conditions Governing Use

Copyright/Reproduction There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates


Further deposits are not expected.

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