George Proctor Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Letters from Germany as member of commission of enquiry of Gainsborough workmen, sponsored by C.A. Moreing, 1905.

Administrative / Biographical History

George Proctor (1856-1920) was born in Newcastle, but moved to Gainsborough in Lincolnshire shortly after his marriage. He worked at Marshall Sons and Co as a brass finisher, and in 1905 was one of six men chosen to be on a Commission of Enquiry of English Workmen, sent to investigate social conditions amongst industrial workers in Germany. The Commission was financed by the Unionist candidate for Gainborough in the 1906 General Election, C.A. Moreing.

Reference: Finding aid for MSS.216.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Archivist's Note

An authority file exists for George Proctor (GB 152 AAR0972).

Custodial History

The collection was deposited with the Centre in 1980 by George Proctor's grand-daughter, Miss A. Button.