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BRAMLEY, Fred (1874-1925)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1924 Bramley
Held at: Trades Union Congress (TUC) Library Collections at London Metropolitan University
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Full 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

Access & Use

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.

Finding aids:


Archival Information

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.

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

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

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