Papers of engineer and socialist Reg H.Glover, 1962-1973, including typescript and handwritten drafts of the autobiography, Thimble Pie by Glover, n.d.; correspondence to and manuscripts by Glover regarding the Coventry 'Gang' System, the engineering trade, strikes and other matters, 1962-1973.
GLOVER, Reg (1900-1977)
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- ReferenceGB 372 GLOVER
- Dates of Creation1962-1973
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 box
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Born, Coventry, 1900; apprenticed to a pharmacist on leaving school; gave up his trade, joined engineering firm; after the war, he took an active part in the Labour movement, and following a period in the car industry he moved to Leicester where he became a machine knitting expert; this gave him the opportunity to travel widely in Europe, but he returned to Coventry in 1936 and became an aircraft fitter; after the Second World War, he became self-employed, but later went back to the engineering industry as an 'ideas man'; wrote on the Labour movement within the engineering industry, producing articles and pamphlets under the pseudonyms Reg Wright and Dwight Rayton, and a play entitled The Gaffer, describing a Coventry strike.
The collection is divided into two sections:
- GLOVER/1: Thimble Pie
- GLOVER/2: Other Papers
Possibly deposited with the papers of Paul Derrick in the 1990s.
Other Finding Aids
Handlist available; ADLIB catalogue
Entry compiled by Stefan Dickers.
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