1st Edition

British Trade Unions, 1707–1918, Part I, Volume 1 1707-1800

By W Hamish Fraser Copyright 2007

    Drawing from a variety of libraries and archives, this collection brings together material to illustrate the history of the development of trade unionism and industrial relations. It spans the period from the early journeymen's trade societies as they emerged in the 18th-Century through to the end of the First World War.

    Part I Volume 1: 1707-1800 By the King., a Proclamation, for putting into Execution the Laws against Unlawful Clubs and Combinations, and for Preventing Tumults and Riotous Assemblies, and for the more speedy and effectual Punishing of Rioters (1717); The Case of the Journeymen Taylors and Journeymen Staymakers, Residing within the Cities of London and Westminster, and Weekly Bills of Mortality (1721); The Case of the Master Taylors residing within the Cities of London and Westminster, in relation to the Great Abuses committed by their Journeymen (1721); An Abstract of the Master-Taylors Bill before the Honourable House of Commons; with the Journeymen's Observation in each clause of the said Bill (1721); Answers for William Clark Deacon of the Taylors in Edinburgh to the Petition of Patrick McDuff Journeyman Taylor in the Canongate (1728); The Worsted Small-Ware Weavers. Apology together with all their Articles, which either concern their Society or Trade. To which is added, A Farewell Discourse, made by their first Chair-Man. All faithfully collected by Timothy Shuttle (1756); A Letter to a Friend Occasioned by the Late Disputes betwixt the Check-Makers of Manchester and Their Weavers; and the Checkmakers Ill-Usage of the Author (1759); Memorial for the Colliers of Scotland (1762); Information for the Magistrates and Procurator fiscal of the bailie-court of Aberdeen, pursuers against the journeymen-woolcombers in Aberdeen, defenders (1762); Articles of Continuation of the Society of Journeymen Taylors in Glasgow (1775); An Impartial Representation of the Case of the Poor Cotton Spinners of Lancashire, &c with a Mode Proposed to the Legislature for their Relief, and an Humble Petition to His Majesty in their Behalf (1780); To the Nobility, Gentry, Magistrates, and Representatives in Parliament, of every County and Town in Great Britain; more especially those of the town and country of Leicester. The Humble Petition of the Poor Spinners, which on every moderate calculations consists of Eighteen thousand, Five Hundred, employed in the Town and County aforesaid (1780); Answers for the Incorporation of Master Shoemakers in and about Edinburgh. To the Bill of Suspension and Liberation for Peter Arnott, Thomas Marshall and others, Journeymen Shoemakers in and about Edinburgh (1798); Replies for Peter Arnott, One of the Master Shoemakers, and Thomas Marshall, James Duncan, Thomas Cuthbertson &c, all Journeymen Shoemakers in and about Edinburgh, Complainers; To the Answers for the Incorporation of Master Shoemakers in and about Edinburgh, Respondent (1798); An Account of the Rise and Progress of the Dispute between the Masters and journeymen Printers, exemplified in the Trial at large with remarks thereupon and the speeches of Messrs Knapp, Raine and Hovell, both in the Trail and at the time of passing sentence; together with those of the counsel for the prosecution; with notes and illustrations upon the whole. Published for the Benefit of the Men in Confinement (1799); An Abstract of An Act to prevent unlawful combinations amongst journeymen to raise wages &c (1799); A Full and Accurate Report of the Proceedings of the Petitioners against a Bill intituled A Bill to Prevent Unlawful Combinations of Workmen; with the speeches of Lord Holland and of Counsel; and a Full Abstract of the Act; submitted to the serious considerations of all Journeymen, Workmen and others throughout the Kingdom. By One of the Petitioners (1800)