Reference number
  • FSM
  • 1881-1924
  • Collection
  • Rules, 1912; Federation minutes, 1889-1899; conference papers, 1894-1918; reports of meetings, 1903; printed minutes and reports of annual (subsequently biennial) conferences, 1892-1918; monthly report forms and other tabulated information, 1908-1918; balance sheets, 1912-1923; receipts, 1897-1918; in-letters mainly from branches, 1892-1924; group photographic portrait of Federation organising committee, nd; miscellaneous publications of other bodies, 1881-1922; 1990; Hull branch records, 1890-1921.
  • 4 boxes
Admin history
  • The Federation of Sailmakers of Great Britain and Ireland was founded in 1889, when it took into membership existing sailmakers' friendly societies in a number of ports. In time its headquarters came to be fixed in Hull. Amalgamation with the Shipconstructors' and Shipwrights' Association was proposed in 1919-1920 but appears not to have taken place. The First World War and changes in the industry brought a gradual decline of the Federation leading to its cessation in 1926/7.
  • This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Access status
  • Open
  • Sailmakers Great Britain