Series A5. - Eight Hours Act,

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Eight Hours Act,


  • 1887-1910. (Creation)

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32 folders, 4 bundles, 1 envelope.

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Material relating to the introduction of the Mines Eight Hours Act in South Wales collieries, the response of various coal companies and miners' organisations to the legislation, and the effects of the Act on the mining industry in Wales. Material comprises reports, counsel's opinions, Conciliation Board sub-committee minutes and extracts of minutes, meeting notes, owners' manifestos, circulars, letters and correspondence, newspaper cuttings, statistical statements and summaries, and some printed material.

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Preferred citation: A5.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: A5.