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Jaffray Collection (Page 19)

John Jaffray was a bookbinder in Victorian London. He was interested in the history of his trade, particularly in union and welfare issues. Jaffray kept scrapbooks, probably compiled in and around the 1850s, which he filled with newspaper clippings, agendas of union meetings and ephemera including trade cards and advertisements.

Scrapbooks - various (continued)

JAFF 168Scrapbook. Material includes:
National Union of Machine
Rulers notices 1913-1914
Cuttings related to bookbinders' strike of 1913
 Quarter bound purple sheep binding with buckram sides. Guard book.
Contains details of the strike against J Burn & Co.
 1. Printed sheet. 'Important notice. To the Bookbinders at Esher' from W Coffey, Secretary Federated Committee of London Letterpress Bookbinders.
 2. Clipping concerning trouble threatened at Burn and Co's London works in Kirby Street re status as a union house rather than a closed shop.
 3. Newspaper clipping. 'Cheap Books. Serious effect on binding industry'.
 4. Printed sheet. National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers' resolution to be submitted to the joint meeting of the London branches (Letterpress).
 5. Printed sheet. National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers requesting attendance for a special meeting on May 9.
 6. Printed article from British & Colonial Printer and Stationer ? London June 19 1913 'Bookbinders of the employment of female labour'.
 7. Printed sheet. National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers. Notice of levy to the members of the London branch passed on July 29, 1913.
 8. Printed sheet. National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers. Request to members in London to attend a meeting on July 29 concerning the fight against cheap labour.
 9. Printed sheet. National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers (London Federated Committee). Notice encouraging members to assist the movement against cheap labour, especially due to the actions of J Burn and Company.
 10. Stapled pamphlet pages numbered 900-910. Printed sheet. National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers Intermedate Trade Circular no 13, Manchester, 1913, vol 1.
 NB NEXT SECTION IS LOOSE
 11. Printed sheet. Form for application for work as a non union binder.
 12. Copy of a typed letter from James Burn and Company dated 19 August 1913 calling an applicant for interview.
 13. Envelope with ink ms notes; B N U, 34 Red Lion Sq, WC.
 14. Printed folded sheet. National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers Federated Committee of the Four London Branches. Letter explaining dispute between the Union and J. Burn & Co.
 15. Printed sheet. National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers. Shop Secretaries ' Association. Financial appeal to help the strikers.
 16. Printed sheet. National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers London Federated Committee. Notice to non unionists.
 17. Newspaper clipping dated in ink ms Sept 2, 1914. 'To the editor of The Daily Citizen' from George W Knecht National Union of Bookbinders.
 18. Newspaper clipping dated in ink ms, Sept 11. 'Bookbinders' unrest'.
 19. Newspaper clipping from Star?, dated in ink ms, Sept 12, 'Ultimatum issued to London Publishing Houese'.
 20. Newspaper clipping from [Daily] Citizen, dated in ink ms, Sept 12, 'Possiblity of no Autumn novels'.
 21. Newspaper clipping from Daily Citizen, dated in ink Sept 15, 'Publishers' decision due tomorrow'.
 22. Newspaper clipping, dated in ink ms, ? 16th 1914, 'Attempts to reach a settlement'.
 23. Newspaper clipping from Star, dated in ink ms, 15 Sept, 'Critical period in the London publishing trade'.
 24. Newspaper clipping from Daily Telegraph, dated in ink ms, 15 Sept 1913, 'History of controversy. Operative union's threat'.
 25. Newspaper clipping [from Daily Telegraph?]. 'An arbitration award'.
 26. Newspaper clipping, Daily Citizen, dated Sept 17, 'Preliminary conference yesterday'.
 27. Newspaper clipping, Daily Citizen, dated Sept 19, 'Bookbinders hopeful. Publishers' appeal to Mr Bernard Shaw'.
 28. Newspaper clipping, Daily Citizen, dated Sept 18?, 'More publishers' support for union.
 29. Newspaper clipping, headline Daily Citizen, dated Thurs 21 Aug 1913?, 'Bookbinding trade agreement. Strike due to alleged violation'.
 30. Newspaper clipping re strike.
 NB LOOSE CLIPPING FOLLOWS.
 31. Newspaper clipping (loose sheet). Poem 'Book-makers and bookbinders' by Ethel Carnie.
 32. Newspaper clipping from PallMall Gazette, dated in ink ms aug 22 1913, 'Bookbinders' strike. London firm and socialist interference'.
 33. Newspaper clipping from Daily Citizen, 'Bishop and bookbind[ing]'.
 34. Newspaper clipping, ink ms note 'Surrey Corres[?]'. Letter to the editor from James Burn and Co, dated Spet 25 1913.
 35. Newspaper clipping, ink ms note Spet 25 1913. Letter to the editor of 'The Daily Citizen' from G P Putnam's Sons.
 36. Printed notice. 'Mass meeting of the women workers ..will be held at the Holborn Hall.. Friday, September 19th.
 37. Printed pamphlet (2 pages). The National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers Federated Committee of the Four London Branches. Letter to members dated September 23 1913.
 38. Printed pamphlet (2 pages). The National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers Federated Committee of the Four London Branches. Letter to members dated September 1913, page 2 voting slip completed in ink.
 39. Printed sheet with in ms notes, National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers London Federated Committee of the Four Branches, letter to workers dated Sept 24, 1913.
 40. Printed sheet, National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers London Federated Committee of the Four Branches, duplicate of 39, but without ink ms notes.
 41. Printed sheet, National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers London Federated Committee of the Four Branches, notice for circulation dated September, 1913.
 42. Printed notice, National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers London Branch, To the workers at the Royal Mills, Esher, Surrey, notice of a meeting Oct 4, 1913.
 43. Printed notice from A McLeod, 'An appeal for financial assistance for our demonstration at Esher.
 44. Printed notice, National Union of Bookbinders. Notification of Demonstration at Esher, September 27, 1913.
 45. Printed notice, Mass meeting of the women workers in the bookbinding industry, ..Oct 10, 1913.
 46. Newspaper clipping from Daily Citizen, Oct 14, letter from S Stubbings (Secretary of National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers).
 47. Newspaper clipping from Daily Citizen, Oct 16, 1913, letter from Frederick Macmillan.
 48. Newspaper clipping from Daily Citizen, Oct 18, 1913, letter from S Stubbins.
 49. Newspaper clipping from Daily Citizen, Oct 28, 1913, article 'Important move by printers'.
 50. Printed notice from National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers, 'Burn's dispute… demonstration will take place on November 19.
 51. Printed sheet from National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers, Central Executive, Manchester, dated Oct 28 1913, regarding the Burn's dispute.
 51. Printed folded sheet, a programme for National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers grand meeting with song, Dec 19th, 1913.
 52. Printed folded sheet, a programme for National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers London meeting with song, Dec 4, 1913.
 53. Printed folded sheet, National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers London Branch, letter to members dated March, 1914.
 54. Printed folded sheet, National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers London Branch, letter to members dated Feb, 1914.
 55. Printed sheet, National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers London Branch, Resolution no 7 on agenda at quarterly meeting July 2 1914.
 56. Printed folded sheet, National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers London Branch, special meeting to be held on Aug 13, 1914.
 57. Printed sheet, National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers London Branch, resolutions for special meeting, Aug 13, 1914.
 58. Newspaper clipping, Daily Herald, 19 ? 1914. article, 'Knight who likes blacklegs'.
 59. Printed notice from London Branch Bookbinders Union asking people not to buy Burn or Macmillan's publications.
 60. Printed notice from National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers, calling for a demonstration on April 3.
 61. Printed sheet, folded, programme for National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers London fourth grand meeting with song, March 5, 1914.
 62. Newspaper clipping from Daily Herald, 16.6.14, song Bookmakers and Bookbinders by Ethel Carnie (duplicate of loose sheet, item 31).
 63. Newspaper clipping from Daily Citizen, 19 June 1914, letter from E Friend, Organiser, National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers.
 64. Newspaper clipping, not dated, 'H G Wells worried about blacklegs'.
 7 blank sheets.

 

JAFF 169White envelope A (1-13), 12 letters, 1 pamphlet
 1. ink ms letter to Mr Haynes, signed William H. Smith MP, dated Feb 6, 1871 on Ritual Commission
 2. ink ms letter to Messrs. Haynes, Vincent, and Cameron, signed W. B. Gordon on the subject of unsettled state of Lectionary question, dated Jan 21, 1871
 3. ink ms letter to Messrs. Haynes, Vincent, and Cameron, signed Sandon, concerning recommendations of the Ritual Committee brought before Parliament to answer proposal of changes in bookbinding trade, dated Feb 17, 1871
 4. ink ms letter to Viscount Sandon MP, signed Edwin Haynes, dated Feb 18, 1871, on verso labelled in pencil ‘Letter of Acknowledgement to Viscount Sandon – copy'
 5. ink ms letter to Mr Simpson, [signature of writer undecipherable, but most likely letter signed by Edwin Haynes – same handwriting as in 4], concerning the Lectionary Bill, dated Feb 20, 1871
 6. ink ms letter to Messrs. Haynes, Cameron, and Vincent, signed by Geo[rge] Simpson, arranging meeting between employers and employed, dated Feb 23, 1871
 7. ink ms letter to Mr Edwin Haynes, signed I. Sandon and others, expressing sympathy for bookbinding trade over unsettled Lectionary question, Bill probably brought into Parliament again early in the session, dated Feb 8, 1871
 8. ink ms letter, [letter and signature of writer undecipherable], dated Feb 7, 1871
 9. ink ms letter to Mr King, signed R. Ballard of the Bookbinders & Machine Rulers Consolidated Union, concerning visit of Deputation to Oxford , dated Nov 23, 1877
 10. ink ms letter to Edwin Haynes, signed M.[?] King, concerning meeting in the Lobby of the House of Commons, dated April 19
 11. printed pamphlet, 4 pages, Labour Representative League, Seventh Annual Report, April 30th, 1975 [two copies]
 12. ink ms letter to Mr H. R. King, Secretary Society of Bookbinders, London, [signature of writer undecipherable], [concerning King's writing to workmen to leave employment at writer's establishment at 50 Upper Sackville Street, Dublin], dated Apr 27, 1884
 13. ink ms letter to Mr King, signed Joel Briggs, E. J. Lovelock, and E. Hutching, concerning lock-out proposed by King to workmen at Messr. Gibb & Sons, request of further information, dated April 29, 1884
 White envelope B (14)
 14. torn printed broadsheet, folded, advertisement for gala night for the benefit of the Book-Binders' Trade Society on Wednesday 8 July 1848
 15. small white envelope [empty]
 16. (6 newspaper clippings “Case under the late Act”)
 a) report on charge of violence, case arousing out of strike in boot-making trade where non-unionists Peter and Samuel Goode accepted work during strike, unionists Jesse Browning, boot-laster, and Michael Dillon, boot-laster charged with assault, case amended under old Act of 1871, sentenced to one month hard labour on each defendant, dated Monday, October 25, 1875
 b) charge under Employer' and Workmen's Act, refusal to complete contracted work by Mr Charles Burmeister, tailor, on grounds of request to dismiss fellow worker, defendant left shop without finishing work, ordered to pay for loss, dated Monday, November 8, 1875
 c) clipping headed ‘Lambeth County Court: Hughes v. Bromley – Wrongful Dismissal', plaintiff dismissed on grounds of being late due to a delayed train, dated Nov. 23, 1875
 d) clipping headed ‘Chapman v. Brown – Farrier's Workmen', rightful dismissal of workman, undated
 e) clipping headed, ‘Moore v. Smith', whether Master and Servants' Act of 1867 has taken away common law right of apprentice to attain full age to disaffirm his contract, apprentice not liable to conviction, undated
 f) clipping headed ‘Important Decision in the Bookbinding Trade', observing custom of the trade to give a week's notice to leave employment, undated
 17. (2 newspaper clippings)
 a) letter to the editor of The Times by Edward W. Cox, Chairman of the Second Court of Middlesex Sessions, headed ‘Jurymen', reply to complaints of working men of their exclusion from juries, submitted Jan 17
 b) letter to the editor of The Times by Henry Crompton, headed ‘Workmen and Trial by Jury', reply to Cox's letter, undated
 18 (4 newspaper clippings, 1 letter)
 a) The Times, Charles Bennett, hat-manufacturer, summoned under Employers' and Workmen's Act 1875 for breach of contract, dated in ink Nov 23, 1876
 b) clipping headed ‘ Worship Street – Society Men and the Master and Servants Act', Thomas Edwards, Thomas Rutter, and James Higgins, cabinet-makers, summoned by Messrs. Lawes, cabinet-makers, for breaches of contract, dated in ink Friday, Dec 9,
 c) clipping headed ‘Central Criminal Court – Oct. 27', Edward Dillworth indicted for unlawfully intimidating Walter Baxter, boot finisher, dated Oct 28, 1876
 d), The Times, concerning breaches of contract by Thomas Edwards, Thomas Rutter, and James Higgins, dated in ink Dec 8, 1876
 e) ink ms letter to the Secretary of the Bookbinders' Society by John McKechnie, Publisher of John Swinton's Paper, New York, inquiring about where to obtain copy of ‘Trades Unions and Strikes, their Philosophy and Intention” by I. J. Dunning, also about the whereabouts of his father John McKechnie, dated Feb 6, 1884
 19. ink ms letter to R. King, Secretary of the London Consolidated Society of Bookbinders, signed by [M. H.?] Gill and Son, transcript of wire, dated 11 Mar 1884
 20-22. three loose copies of pamphlet, 2 pages, ‘Bookbinders' and Machine Rulers' Consolidated Union, Dublin Branch', addressing fellow unionists, dated 26 Jan 1884
 23. ink ms letter to Mr King by E. Lock [?], concerning hours of work, dated April 30th, 1884
 24. ink ms letter to Mr King by G. Kaines, letter of complaint about society member “Benzing”, headed ‘Memorandum. From Henry Frowde, Oxford University Binding House', dated March 15th, 1884
 25. loose broadsheet clipping, ‘Trade Union Directory' from the Industrial Review, Iron Moulders' Society, Alliance Cabinet Makers' Association, General Union of Carpenters, p. 7, dated June 2, 1877
 26. loose broadsheet clipping, ‘Trade Union Directory – continued' from the Industrial Review, General Union of Carpenters, Amalgated Tailors' Society, p. 7, dated June 9, 1877
 27. loose broadsheet clipping, ‘Trade Union Directory – continued' from the Industrial Review, Amalgated Tailors' Society, Amalgated Society of Carpenters and Joiners, p. 7, dated June 16, 1877
 28. loose broadsheet clipping, ‘Trade Union Directory – continued' from the Industrial Review, Amalgated Carpenters' Society, p. 7, dated June 23, 1877
 29. loose broadsheet clipping, ‘Trade Union Directory – continued' from the Industrial Review, London Operative Bricklayers' Society, Boiler Makers' and Iron-Ship Builders' Society, p. 7, dated June 30, 1877
 30. loose broadsheet clipping, ‘Trade Union Directory – continued' from the Industrial Review, Boiler Makers' Society, Associated Blacksmiths of Scotland, United Kingdom Pattern Makers' Society, p. 7, dated July 7, 1877
 31. loose broadsheet clipping, ‘Trade Union Directory – continued' from the Industrial Review, Amalgated Society of Engineers, p. 7, dated July 14, 1877
 32. loose broadsheet clipping, ‘Trade Union Directory – continued' from the Industrial Review, Amalgated Engineers' Society, United Operative Bricklayers' Society, p. 7, dated July 28, 1877
 33. loose broadsheet clipping, ‘Trade Union Directory – continued' from the Industrial Review, Operative Plasterers' Society, National Society of Amalgated Brassworkers, Nut and Bolt Makers' Society, General Union of Tin-Plate Workers' Friendly Society, Glass Bottle Makers of Yorkshire, p. 7, dated August 18, 1877
 34a-d 4 newspaper clippings on the Erith Dispute
 a) The Times, dated Dec 22, 1875
 b) letter to the editor of The Times by John Burnett, headed ‘The Erith Strike', dated in ink Dec 24, [1875],
 c) letter to the editor of The Times by James Easton, headed ‘The Erith Strike', dated in ink Dec. 27, [1875]
 d) small newspaper clipping, headed ‘The Engineers' Strike at Erith', dated in ink Dec 28, [1875]
 35a-c 3 newspaper clippings on the Erith Dispute
 a) letter to the editor of The Times by James Easton, headed ‘The Erith Strike', dated Jan 8, 1876
 b) letter to the editor of The Times by E. Hutchings, General Secretary Iron Trades Employers' Association, submitted Jan 7, 1876
 c) The Times, dated in ink Jan 10, [1876]
 36a-b 2 newspaper clippings from the Times on the Erith Dispute
 a) The Times, headed ‘The Strike at Erith', dated in ink Jan 13, [1876]
 b) letter to the editor of The Times by John Burnett, headed ‘The Erith Strike', dated Jan 14, 1876
 37a-f 6 newspaper clippings from The Times dated in ink Jan 15
 a) letter to the Editor of the Times by James Easton, submitted Jan 13, 1876
 b) The Times, Jan 15, 1876, headed ‘The Erith Strike'
 c) letter to the editor of The Times by J. Burnett, The Erith Strike, submitted Jan 14, 1876,
 d) The Times, headed ‘The Erith Strike', [Jan 15, 1876]
 e) [The Times], headed ‘The Erith Strike', dated Jan 17, 1876
 f) [The Times], [Jan 17, 1876]
 38a-d 4 newspaper clippings
 a) [The Times], headed ‘The Erith Strike', dated January 18, 1876,
 b) letter to the editor of The Times by James Easton, [January 18, 1876]
 c) [The Times], headed ‘The Erith Strike', January 19, 1876
 d) Telegraph, headed ‘The Erith Strike, dated January 18, [1876]
 39a-c 3 newspaper clippings from the Telegraph
 a) Telegraph, headed ‘The Erith Strike', dated January 19, [1876]
 b) single newspaper clipping on the Erith Strike
 c) [Telegraph], headed ‘The Erith Strike', with a letter to the editor of “Daily Telegraph” by James Easton, dated January 20, [1876]
 40a-b 2 newspaper clippings
 a) single newspaper clipping, on the Erith Strike, undated
 b) newspaper clipping, headed ‘Crown Court – The Erith Lock-out', dated July 14, [1876?]
 41. single loose printed sheet, Election – Jan. 3, 1888, list of nominees for Annual Committee, Auditors, and Financial Committee
 42. loose newspaper clipping, clipping is torn, Funeral of Mrs. Paterson, ‘died Dec. 2, 1886', undated
 43. loose broadsheet, folded, ‘Testimonial to Mr. Henry Broadhurst, M.P., Secretary to the Parliamentary Committee of the Trade Union Congress' dated September 8th, 1887; on the verso is printed the address given at the ‘Seventeenth Annual Trades Union Congress at St. Catherine's Hall, Aberdeen' by Mr. A. W. Bailey, Chairman Trades Union Congress and President Amalgated Society of Tailors, dated September 10th, 1884
 44a-b 2 newspaper clippings, The Times
 a) The Times, headed ‘English and American Working Men', dated Jan. 8, 1876
 b) The Times, headed ‘The British Workman', dated Jan. 10, 1876