1st Edition

British Trade Unions, 1707–1918, Part I, Volume 2 1801-1826

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.

    Volume 2: 1801-1825 London Journeymen Millwrights. Rules Adopted by the Journeymen Millwrights for the well-governing of their Society ( 1801); John Gast, Calumny Defeated: or, A Compleat Vindication of the Conduct of the Working Shipwrights, during the late Disputes with their Employers (1802); The Memorial of the Journeymen Calico Printers and Others Connected with their Trade (1804); Memorial of David George, Alexander Cowie, James Anderson, William Aitken, and William Fleming, for themselves, and the other Compositor-Printers of the City of Edinburgh; against Mr David Ramsay, printer in Edinburgh, for himself and in behalf of the other Master Printers in Edinburgh (1804); Gentlemen, The Master and Journeymen Mechanics, Handicraftsmen and Artificiers of England etc. (1812); To the Operative Weavers of Carlisle, And its Vicinity (1811); Considerations addressed to the Journeymen Calico Printers, by One of their Masters (1815); An Address to the Colliers of Ayrshire at the Formation of the Colliers' Association in 1824, Printed at Kilmarnock in 1824, by H. Crawford Bookseller, and now reprinted for Distribution among the delegates of the Ayrshire Miners' Union (1824); Combination and Arbitration Laws, Artizans and Machinery. Abstract of the Acts Repealing the Laws against Combinations of Workmen and Emigration of Artizans; Abstract of the Act for Arbitrating Differences betwixt the Workmen and their Employers; Speech of Joseph Hume, Esq., M.P. in the House of Commons on 12 February 1824, on moving for a Committee on the State of the Law, respecting Combinations of Workmen, the Emigration of Artizans, and Exportation of Machinery. Lists of the Committee of the House of Commons, of the Witnesses examined and an Address to the Working People by George White, Clerk to the Honourable Committee. (1824?); F(rancis); P(lace); , Observations on Mr Huskisson's Speech on the Laws Relating to Combinations of Workmen (1825); Sixth Address to the Mechanics, Artisans and Labourers of the Manufacturing Towns and Villages of Great Britain by the Committee of Woolcombers' and Stuff-Weavers Association in the Town and Neighbourhood of Bradford. (1825); John Tester, History of the commencement, progress, and termination of the Bradford contest, with a statement of the income and expenditure of the Union Association of Wool-combers and Stuff-weavers, from June 6th, 1825, to April 1st, 1826 (1826); Statement by the Proprietors of Cotton Works in Glasgow and Vicinity; Case of the Operative Cotton-Spinners, in answer to that Statement: Reply by the Proprietors and an Introduction and Appendix (1825); Narrative of the Late Occurrences at the Cotton Mills in Glasgow: in Answer to the Statement of these Occurrences by the Proprietors (1825); A Voice from the Coal Mines; or a Plain Statement of the Various Grievances of the Pitmen of the Tyne and Wear; Address to the Coal Owners - their Head Agents - and a sympathizing Public, by the Colliers of the United Association of Durham and Northumberland (1825); Address from the Glasgow Weavers