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D.A Wilson Papers

Date range: 1926-1937, 1968.

Papers of David Arnold Wilson (1897 - 1981), a Yorkshire railway clerk, trade unionist and socialist.

His papers comprise diaries, correspondence, socialist and trade union pamphlets, circulars and reports, newscuttings, copies of articles, and printed books and journals.

Subjects covered include the General Strike of 1926, the Minority Movement, municipal elections in Bradford, housing in Leeds, the organization and condition of the Communist Party, the Comintern, and the Labour Party and Independent Labour Party in Bradford.

There is also a brief autobiography and personal reminiscence of the General Strike, compiled in 1968. The printed books concern socialism, the Labour Party, the Communist Party and the Soviet Union.

Finding aids

Unpublished catalogue.


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