Documents relating to the British coal industry

Scope and Content

(1) Signed minutes of a preliminary meeting of West Yorkshire colliery owners at Leeds, 10 February 1890, with a view to forming an asociation (2 ff.); (2) Waiver in respect of the Guarantee Fund of West Yorkshire Coal Owners' Association, September 1890 (2 ff.); (3) Correspondence on not supplying coal to West Yorkshire Cooperative Coal Federation, 1896 (3 ff.); (4) Heads of a scheme for adjustment of output, 1897 (printed, 1 f.); (5) Papers relating to Yorkshire Coal Owners' Mutual Indemnity Scheme, 1898-1902 (partly typescript, 8 ff.); (6) Awards under the Coal Mines (Minumum Wage) Act, 1912, London: Colliery Guardian, 1912 ([6] xxi [1] 195 pp.); (7) Minimum Wage Act: decision of C. M. Atkinson in re Leeds Fireclay Co. Ltd. (Harehills pit), 1913 (typescript, 2 ff.); (8) Central Valuation Board: statement of particulars, 1946? (typescript, duplicated, 12 ff.); (9) Central Valuation Board: tables and exhibits referred to by R. G. Leach in re claim by the Yorkshire District, n.d. (printed, 21 ff.); (10) Central Valuation Board: notes on the position of the coal industry during the 1939-1945 war, in re claim by the Yorkshire District, n.d. (typescript, carbon, 12 ff.); (11) Notes on statement of particulars for Central Valuation Board, n.d. (typescript, 6 ff.); (12) Central Valuation Board: extracts from statements of particulars, 1948 (typescript, duplicated, 23 ff.)

Administrative / Biographical History

The West Yorkshire Coalowners' Association was formed in February 1890, in the expectation that collective negotiation would strengthen the colliery owners' position in relation to the rapid growth of the Yorkshire Miners' Association

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Transferred from Sadler Hall library to Brotherton Library (Dept. of MSS), December 1989


In English

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Custodial History

Provenance uncertain but probably once in the possession of Prof. A.J. Taylor