Papers of James Clunie, 1889-1974, decorator and MP

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Unpublished final volume of memoirs of James Clunie: Letters to a Friend 1971.

Administrative / Biographical History

James Clunie was born on 20 March  1889  and died on 25 February  1974 . He was a house painter and decorator who became MP for Dunfermline burgh from  1950-1959 . He had previously been a member of Dunfermline Town Council from 1933 to 1950. He wrote on working-class labour issues including The First Principles of Working Class Education (1920 ) and Literature of Labour: The autobiography of a house painter (1967 ).


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Fonds level description compiled by H M Kemp and Alan Borthwick, Scottish Archive Network project, 10 May 2002.

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