Reference number
  • LJB
Date
  • 1885-1906
Level
  • Collection
Description
  • Annual reports, 1885-1895; reports 1902-1906; agreement, 1904. These records are listed with those of the National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers (MSS.39/SO/B)
Admin history
  • The London Consolidated Society of Journeymen Bookbinders was formed in 1840, a direct descendant of the Journeymen Bookbinders of London. In 1911 the Consolidated Society amalgamated with the Society of Day-working Bookbinders of London, Westminster, etc., Vellum Binders' Trade Society and Bookbinders' and Machine Rulers' Consolidated Union to form the National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers. It should be noted that the annual audits of the London Consolidated Society of Journeymen Bookbinders from 1885-1895 are the sixty-fifth to seventy-fifth which implies that the society was formed in 1820. This contradiction has yet to be resolved.

    Reference: C J Bundock The Story of the National Union of Printing, Bookbinding and Paper Workers( Oxford, 1959). John Child Industrial Relations in the British Printing Industry ( London : George Allen & Unwin, 1967).
Finding aids
  • An authority record exists for London Consolidated Society of Journeyman Bookbinders (GB 0152 AAR0064).
Access Conditions
  • There are no restrictions on access to these papers.
Access status
  • Open
Subject
  • Bookbinders-- Labor Unions-- Great Britain