CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 950
TitleGeneral Strike of 1926 press editions including Press and Journal, Aberdeen Evening Express and British Worker (Aberdeen Edition)
Extent1 file: 0.01 linear metres
Administrative HistoryThe General Strike of 1926 began with disruption in the coal industry and became general with the involvement of other industries, including road and rail transport, building, printing and iron and steel. The miners stayed out for six months, but the general strike lasted only nine days.
SourceThese papers were sent to the library by Charles Harry Clinton Pirie-Gordon (1883-), of Buthlaw, journalist and genealogist. Harry Pirie-Gordon was working at The Times in 1926, and thought the library would have difficulty in obtaining copies. Pirie-Gordon was born on 12 February 1883, and educated at Harrow and at Magdalen College, Oxford. He worked for ‘The Times’ in London from 1912 to 1914 and again from 1919 to 1939 after service during the First World War. He was editor of "Burke's Landed Gentry" from 1930 to 1936. The Gordon family had acquired Buthlaw, Aberdeenshire, in 1664.
DescriptionMS 950/1 'Aberdeen Press and Journal', Strike Edition, Nos. 1 - 5 (2 sets, possibly different editions, plus one set covering only no's 2-5)
MS 950/2 'Aberdeen Evening Express', Strike Edition, Nos. 1 - 6
MS 950/3 Trades Union Council: 'British Worker' Aberdeen Edition, Nos. 2 (7 May 1926), 5 (10 May 1926), 9 (14 May 1926)
AccrualsNone expected.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsThe records are available subject to the signed acceptance of the Department's access conditions.
Physical DescriptionNo physical conditions affecting use of collection.
Related MaterialCopies of 'The British Worker: Official Strike News Bulletin' are held by the Library.
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