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BRAMLEY, Fred (1874-1925)


Reference code(s): GB 1924 Bramley

Held at: Trades Union Congress (TUC) Library Collections and University Archives at London Metropolitan University

Title: BRAMLEY, Fred (1874-1925)

Date(s): 1915, 1924-1925

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 1 box

Name of creator(s): Bramley | Fred | 1874-1925 | trade unionist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Fred Bramley: born Peel, near Otley, Yorkshire, 1874; 'practically self educated'; served apprenticeship as cabinet maker; lecturer on social and economic quesions; Organising Secretary, Furnishing Trade Association; member, Parliamentary Committee, Trades Union Congress (TUC), 1916-1917; Secretary, TUC, 1923-1925; died Sep 1925.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers and photographs of Fred Bramley, Secretary, Trades Union Congress (TUC), relating to trade unionism in the Soviet Union, 1915, 1924-1925, comprising:
resolution of the National Amalgamated Furnishng Trades' Association, protesting against the alleged brutal treatment of trade unionists by the Russian Government, 1915; papers on visit of TUC delegation to the Soviet Union, Nov-Dec 1924 [Bramley was Secretary], including itinerary; diary notes on visits to Moscow Military Barracks and the principal prison in Moscow, the Leningrad Electricity Scheme, and the Palace of Labour, Lenningrad, note on the English Department of the Marx-Engels Instutute, Moscow; draft of official report; pamphlets, mainly in Russian, 1924-1925; ephemera including menus and railway tickets; papers on Anglo-Russian Trade Union Conference held at the TUC, Apr 1925


Language/scripts of material: English and Russian

System of arrangement:

As indicated in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Open to bona fide researchers at the discretion of the TUC Librarian.

Conditions governing reproduction:

At the discretion of the TUC Librarian and subject to copyright conditions.

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Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers were transferred to the TUC Library Collections in the University of North London by the TUC in 1998.


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Archivist's note: Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project. Source Who Was Who, 1916-1928.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: Mar 2002

Labour movements | Labour relations
Prisons | Penal sanctions | Administration of justice
Trade unions | Labour relations
Penal institutions

Personal names
Bramley | Fred | 1874-1925 | trade unionist

Corporate names
National Amalgamated Furnishng Trades' Association
TUC | Trades Union Congress x Trades Union Congress

Moscow | Russian Federation | Eastern Europe
St Petersburg | Russian Federation | Eastern Europe
USSR | Eastern Europe