A catalogue of the papers of Lawrence Daly


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Summary

Administrative History

Scope and Content

System of Arrangement

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Appraisal, Destruction, Scheduling

Accruals

Access Conditions

Restrictions

Other Information

Language of Material

Additional Sources of Information

Finding Aids

Related Units of Description

Index Headings

Catalogue

A catalogue of the papers of Lawrence Daly

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Summary

Reference GB 0152 MSS.302
Title The papers of Lawrence Daly
Dates of Creation 1947-1983
Held at Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick Library
Extent 0.104 cubic metres
Name of Creator Lawrence Daly
Level of description File

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Administrative History

Lawrence Daly was born on 20 October 1924 in Fife. His father, James Daly, was a foundation member of the Communist Party, a coal miner and an active trade unionist. Following the 1926 General Strike James Daly was unable to obtain work in the mines until 1938. Lawrence Daly was educated at Roman Catholic schools. He began work as a miner at Glencraig colliery in 1939.

Lawrence Daly was active in the National Union of Mineworkers from an early age. In 1945 he represented the British TUC on an international youth delegation to Moscow and briefly chaired the Youth Committee of the Scottish TUC. In 1949 he chaired the National Union of Mineworkers's Scottish Youth Cttee. At Glencraig colliery he held a number of lay union offices, including branch delegate. He was also the Workmen's Safety Inspector there, 1954-64. He was elected to the National Union of Mineworkers Scottish Area Executive Cttee in 1962. In 1963 he was at the forefront of the celebrated Scullion case which concerned holiday pay for disabled mineworkers. In 1963 Daly was elected full time agent for the Fife, Clackmannan and Stirling District and in 1965 General Secretary of the Scottish-Area. From 1968 until 1984 he was National Union of Mineworkers General Secretary but, following a serious road accident in 1975, had prolonged leave of absence.

From 1940 Daly was an active member of the Communist Party. From Jan to Oct 1951 he worked as full time agent for the CP in West Fife. He was also a local government candidate for the party. There is evidence that Daly was strongly critical of the leadership and direction of the Party from the late 1940s. In 1956 he broke with the CP on the issue of criticism of the Soviet Union. A few months later many other people either left or were expelled because of their attitude to events in Hungary. With the "New Left" thus formed Daly maintained links for some time.

In 1957 Daly founded the Fife Socialist League and in the general election of 1959 he contested the West Fife constituency as a Fife Socialist League candidate. The Fife Socialist League's platform included unilateral nuclear disarmament. His campaign attracted the financial and personal support of New Left and Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament activists and he polled approximately 10% of the vote. The Fife Socialist League disbanded in 1964 and Daly joined the Labour Party. In 1958 he was elected a County Councillor but had to give this up when he became a full time National Union of Mineworkers official. He continued, however, to have and to develop links with left - wing academics and others during his career as an National Union of Mineworkers official.

During 1966-8 he served on the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation's International War Crimes Tribunal. In 1967 he visited North Vietnam under the auspices of the Tribunal.

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Scope and Content

NUM files, 1946-74, mainly as a lay officer, 1946-63; private and political correspondence, 1944-79, including re CND and Scottish Plebiscite Appeal Fund; Fife Socialist League: minute book, 1957-60, correspondence and ephemera, 1957-62; diaries and notebooks, 1942-77; press cuttings, 1950-83.

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System of Arrangement

The papers were received by the Modern Records Centre in a highly jumbled and disorganised condition, although there were some coherent original files. The latter have been retained and the former sorted. The Centre's normal classification scheme has not been applied to the Daly papers.

The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/holdings/class. It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

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Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was deposited in the Centre in 1989.

Appraisal, Destruction, Scheduling

The collection has been weeded for duplicates.

Accruals

Further deposits are not expected.

Access Conditions

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Copyright/Reproduction

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

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Other Information

Language of Material

English

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Additional Sources of Information

Finding Aids

A copy of this catalogue is available at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

An authority record has been created for Lawrence Daly (GB 0152 AAR0812).

Related Units of Description

The Centre holds records relating to the National Union of Mineworkers, Birch Coppice branch (MSS.45) and the Miners' Federation of Great Britain (MSS.429).

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Index Headings

Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

Daly, Lawrence

Fife Socialist League

National Union of Miners

Miners -- Labor unions -- Great Britain

Nuclear disarmamant

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Catalogue

MSS.302/1/1 Fuel policy, general

MSS.302/1/1 1961-72

Scope and Content

Contents incl:

Corres re pamphlet by Lawrence Daly "The miners-what now?" [no copy of which is available in MRC], correspondents incl Michael Barratt-Brown, Ken [later Sir Kenneth] Alexander and John Hughes, 1961;

Effect of pit closures in County of Fife, Fife County Council, 1961;

Five year review, 1962-6, National Coal Board, Scottish Division, 1962;

County of Fife. Broad review of prospects for next 5 years, National Coal Board, Scottish Division [1962?];

"Re-employment of miners", National Union of Mineworkers Scottish Area internal memo. to EC members, 1962;

"Wages policy", TS [incomp?] memo, [1966?];

Reorganisation, National Coal Board, [1966?];

Corres. with Bert [Ramelson] and Vic Allan re mtg, 1967;

Text of speeches by Lawrence Daly and W. Paynter to Protest Rally against government policy, 1967;

National energy policy a discussion statement, Campaign for Communist Party of Great Britain, [1967?]

"Miners' programme", dupl, with 1tr from Michael Barratt-Brown, 1968;

Draft of The miners and the nation, written by Lawrence Daly and published by National Union of Mineworkers Scottish Area, with corres with A. Moffat, David Francis, Bert Ramelson, Vic Allan and Michael Barratt-Brown re the draft;

Text of 1tr. to Times from Lawrence Daly, 1968;

Corres. with and memo by Prof R. Odell re North Sea gas, 1970;

Draft of "Miners : your demands in 1970" and "Miners.

The way forward in 1972", both annotated by Lawrence Daly.

Arrangement

File created by A.G. Tough

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MSS.302/2/1-9 National Union of Mineworkers

MSS.302/2/1-7 General corres and memoranda, in chronological order

MSS.302/2/1 1946-57

Scope and Content

Contents incl:

Personal ltr from Abe Moffat re holiday pay for disabled mineworkers, 1953;

Dupl. leaflet attacking Communist officials of National Union of Mineworkers Scottish Area, with references to events in Hungary, sgd "Patrick McGann" [1956];

MS. memoranda by Lawrence Daly re attitude of National Union of Mineworkers Scottish Area to Hungary, with ltr, 1957;

MS. rpts of Lawrence Daly as branch delegate, 1957;

Various pprs re complaint by National Coal Board to National Union of Mineworkers re Lawrence Daly's activities as delegate

MSS.302/2/2 1958-63

Scope and Content

Contents incl:

Branch resolution re Campaign for Communist Party of Great Britain /Socialist Labour League relations, 1959;

Dupl. leaflet attacking communist leadership of National Union of Mineworkers Scottish Area, 1963;

Various pprs re motion to Scottish Area conf. re imprisonment of Wolfgang Harych in German Democratic Republic, 1963

MSS.302/2/3 1963

Scope and Content

Various pprs re election as agent for Fife, Clackmannan and Stirling District. Includes biographical statements by candidates

MSS.302/2/4 1964

Scope and Content

Contents incl. various pprs re election of National Union of Mineworkers Scottish Area Vice-President and E.C.

MSS.302/2/5 1964-5

Scope and Content

Various pprs re election as General Secretary of National Union of Mineworkers Scottish Area. Includes : biographical statements by candidates; corres re irregularities in conduct of election; messages of congratulation from Norman and Janey Buchan, W.W. Hamilton M.P., Michael Barratt-Brown and others

MSS.302/2/6 1965-8

Scope and Content

Contents incl:

Various pprs re election of A. Eadie as agent for Fife, Clackmannan and Stirling, 1965;

"Report on visit to Poland and Soviet Union and World Federation of Trade Unions Congress" by Lawrence Daly and W. Collins, 1965;

Draft of Scottish District power loading agreement, [1965];

Messages of congratulation to Lawrence Daly on election as National Union of Mineworkers General Secretary, 1968

MSS.302/2/7 1969-74 No Date

Scope and Content

Contents incl:

Several ltrs from Gerard [Herm?] in Newcastle re Northumberland and other matters, 1969-71;

Congratulations telegrams re speech at Labour Party conf, 1970;

Ltr. From Miners' International Fed. re visit of Indian mining trade unionists to UK, 1974

Arrangement

Files MSS.302/2/1-7 created by A.G. Tough

MSS.302/2/8 1961-4

Scope and Content

Holiday pay for disabled ex-mineworkers. Various pprs re legal process Scullion National Coal Board, which established a broader interpretation of nat. holiday agreement, plus corres with pro forma documentation on other disabled ex-miners' cases.

Arrangement

An original file

MSS.302/2/9 1964 Feb-Nov

Scope and Content

Out-letter book. Carbon copies of Lawrence Daly's ltrs as agent for Fife, Clackmannan Stirling District and as County Councillor. Mainly re nat. insurance, social security, holiday pay and individuals' housing problems.

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MSS.302/3/1-21 Political activities and general correspondence

MSS.302/3/1-7 Miscellaneous corres and pprs found loose and filed by A.G. Tough, in chronological order

MSS.302/3/1 1944-9

Scope and Content

Contents incl:

"Scottish nationalism and self government", CP leaflet, [1944?];

Ltr. from Edinburgh Evening News re article by Lawrence Daly accepted for publication, 1946;

Ltr. from Lawrence Daly to R. Selkirk and CP Area Cttee re internal dispute concerning attitude to imprisonment of Philip Macaulay, 1947;

Ltr. from Private Petras Tikrikas in Palestine, 1947;

Ltr. from Peter in Dunfermline re issues within CP, 1947;

Ltr. from Alice M. Baxter in Worcester [future mother-in-law] re proposed marriage, 1947;

Ltr. and related pprs from British-Soviet Society re proposed invitation to Soviet youth delegation, 1947; dupl. circular re controversy concerning communist domination of World Fed. of Democratic Youth, 1948; ltr. of condolence on death of James Daly [father], 1949

MSS.302/3/2 1950-9

Scope and Content

Contents incl:

Ltr. from J. Gollan of Daily Worker re refusal to publish ltr by K. Zilliacus MP, 1950;

General election leaflets of Bill Lauchlan, CP candidate, West Fife, [1951];

CP and Labour Party local election ephemera, incl some issued by Lawrence Daly, [1952] and [1954];

Ltr. from J. Gollan, Campaign for Communist Party of Great Britain, re Lawrence Daly's proposals that Campaign for Communist Party of Great Britain should criticise USSR and should consider dissolution, 1956 May;

Dupl ltr. by Lawrence Daly to "The Editor" re resignation from CP, 1956 Jun

MSS.302/3/3 1959-61

Scope and Content

Contents consist of corres and other pprs re New Left, incl:

Ltr. from Ken [now Sir Kenneth] Alexander re organisation of Campaign for New Left Scottish Cttee, [1959];

Ltr. from Jim Roche re mtg to discuss industrial organisation of Campaign for New Left, 1960;

3 circulars referring to Scarborough Labour Party conf, 1960;

Dupl. mins of Campaign for New Left Industrial Cttee, 1960 Oct;

Dupl. circular re Campaign for New Left weekend school, "Politics of coal", 1960;

Ltr. from Stuart Hall seeking article from Lawrence Daly on workers' control, [1960];

Ltr. from Denis [Butt?] seeking article from Lawrence Daly on Scottish pit closures, 1961;

Memo. re reorganisation of Campaign for New Left by E.P. Thompson, 1961; List of members of Campaign for New Left Board, No Date

MSS.302/3/4 1962-8

Scope and Content

Contents incl:

Ltr. from E.P. Thompson re future of New Left and role of John Rex, 1962;

Scottish National Party leaflets, [1962?];

Ltr. from E.P. Thompson re politics, 1963;

Carbon copy of ltr from Lawrence Daly to Peter [?] re future of British socialism, 1964;

Dupl. memo. re trial of Vic Allan for sedition in Nigeria, 1964;

Copies of press statement and ltrs re Lawrence Daly's endorsement of W. Hamilton in general election, 1964;

Ltr. from Ken [later Sir Kenneth] Alexander re pit closures, public enterprise, economic planning and other issues, 1965;

Dupl. memo. on incomes policy by Ken Coates, with covering ltr, 1965; ltrs of thanks for work done for Labour Party candidates, from Tam Dalyell MP and Harry Peaker, 1966;

Ltr. from E.P. Thompson re state of left and manifesto produced by Raymond [?], 1967;

Ltr. from Ken [Coates] re role of Institute for Workers Control in left, 1968

MSS.302/3/5 1969

Scope and Content

Contents incl:

LAWRENCE DALY "Trade unions must help their Czech comrades", London Bulletin, Apr;

8 ltrs from Prue [?], Aug-Nov;

Ltr from Freda [?], her thoughts on reading Lewis Grassick Gibbon's Scots hairst, Dec

MSS.302/3/6 1970-9

Scope and Content

Contents incl:

Notes for speech "that this house would vote republican", with ltr from Hugh Anderson, 1970;

Ltr from Lawrence Daly's sister re their mother's ill-health, 1970;

Lawrence Daly's remarks as chairman of Tribune mtg. on Ireland, 1970;

Ltr. from John [Saville] re Lawrence Daly's intellectual development, 1973;

Ltr from BBC re Lawrence Daly's participation in Radio 3 debate re EEC, 1975

MSS.302/3/7 Undated

Scope and Content

Contents incl:

3 ltrs and one part ltr. from E.P. Thompson;

1 ltr. from Ken Coates;

"Why I should be reinstated", memo. by Ken Coates to Labour Party NEC;

2 other items

MSS.302/3/8 1941-51

Scope and Content

Communist Party activities in Fife. Contains: CP and other parties ephemera, incl. election literature; photo of 1949 CP Congress; Cowdenbeath Youth Employment Cttee mins, Oct 1950; press-cuttings. [mainly 1945-51].

Arrangement

An original file

MSS.302/3/9 1945-60

Scope and Content

Politics, particularly elections, in West Fife and related matters. Contains : political ephemera incl election literature; TS. notes on speech by W. Hamilton, [1950?];

Lawrence Daly's MS. notes, No Date; ltr from J. Campbell re role of Red Cross in Korean War, 1951; Ballingry Bulletin, Fife Socialist League, 1960.

Arrangement

An original file

MSS.302/3/10 1946-56

Scope and Content

Resignation of Lawrence Daly from CP and other matters, Contents incl:

Ltr from International Youth Council in Britain re relations with World Federation of Democratic Youth, 1947 [incomp.];

Programme for Glencraig children's gala, 1950; ltr. from CP Area Office re shortcomings in Lochore Glencraig Branch, [1950?], [incomp.]; ltr. from John Hatch [now Lord Hatch of Lusby] re W. Gallacher, 1952; "The Hardy Brushers. The Battlefield Rangers. Parody on Tam O' Shanter" by Robert McLeod, "miner author", No Date; "Letter to my comrades" re resignation of Lawrence Daly from CP, MS., 14pp, 29 Aug 1956, with 2 drafts; MS. copy of ltr by Lawrence Daly protesting against Peter Fryer's attack on E.P. Thompson, No Date

Arrangement

An original file

MSS.302/3/11-18 Fife Socialist League

MSS.302/3/11 1957-60

Scope and Content

Minute book. From foundation mtg, 24 Feb 1957, to AGM, 18 Dec 1960. Also contains lists of supporters: in Fife; elsewhere in Scotland; and outside Scotland.

MSS.302/3/12-16 Corres, ephemera and related pprs, mainly re Fife Socialist League, also re Reasoner, New Reasoner, Socialist Fora, New Left in general and Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

Arrangement

Found loose and filed by A.G. Tough. In chronological order

MSS.302/3/12 1957-8

Scope and Content

Contents incl:

Ltr. from Pauline Harrison re Reasoner/Socialist Fora conf, Jan 1957;

Circular re mtg. on "crisis in socialism", Lochgelly Institute, Feb 1957;

Fife Socialist League Rules, No Date;

Circular "Which way to socialism?", announcing formation of Fife Socialist League and suggesting Scottish conf., Mar 1957;

Replies to above circular from a number of people, incl. Hamish Henderson [folklorist], Mar-May 1957;

Ltr. from Nottingham Socialist Forum giving names of supporters in Scotland, enc. leaflet re mtgs in Nottingham, Mar 1957;

Ltr from M. Segal re Forum, Jun 1957;

Ltr from Ted Grant requesting an interview, Aug 1957;

Ltr from Peter [Fryer] re Imre Nagy and PF's attack on E.P Thompson, Sep 1957;

Ltr. from B. Markson, Campaign for Nuclear Independent Labour Party nat. organiser, re relations btwn Campaign for Nuclear Independent Labour Party and Fife Socialist League, Oct 1957;

Ltr. from Hugh Kay, editor of Glasgow Observer and Scottish Catholic Herald re ltr. from Lawrence Daly, Oct 1957;

Ltr. from E.P Thompson re Edinburgh mtg, and Labour Party Conf, Oct [1957];

MS. copy of ltr to press from Lawrence Daly, attacking Bill Lauchlan and CP for subservience to USSR Oct 1957;

Ltr. from William Gallacher re Lawrence Daly's lack of "Loyalty to the party", Oct 1957;

Ltr. from Bill [surname illeg.] re links btwn. CP and British-Polish Friendship Soc, Oct 1957;

Ltr. from Jim Campbell re difficulty of organising party along lines of Fife Socialist League in Glasgow, referring to Norman Buchan and others, Nov 1957;

Ltr. from Pat [Jordon?] in Nottingham re discussions and schisms on the left and attacks on Lawrence Daly, Feb 1958;

Corres re advisability of Lawrence Daly standing as Fife Socialist League candidate for Fife County Council and re his campaign, correspondents incl. Ken Alexander, Peter Fryer, E.P. Thompson and John Saville, Feb-Apr 1958;

Ltr. from Hyman Levy re his position in relation to CP, Apr 1958;

Ltr. from John Saville re relations btwn New Left and trotskyites, Apr 1958;

Election ephemera, incl. Lawrence Daly's election address, Ballingry division, Fife County Council, May 1958

MSS.302/3/13 1959

Scope and Content

Mainly corres re Lawrence Daly's candidature for West Fife in general election. Contents incl:

Ltr. from John [Saville] re industrial organisation of New Left, enc. copy of ltr. to Ken Alexander, Jul; corres, with Peggy Duff, Ian Hamnett and others re attempt to hold Nuclear Disarmament Week mtg. in Fife, Jul-Aug;

Copy of memo. from E.P. Thompson to John Saville and Stuart Hall re possibility that Lawrence Daly might contest West Fife, Aug; Lawrence Daly's corres. re election campaign, correspondents incl. local supporters [J.P. Armstrong, Kirkcaldy, Alexander Duncan, Glenrothes, Mrs A. Gibb, Leven, and others] and Ken Alexander, Janey Buchan, Fife Free Press, G. Healy of Socialist Labour League, Hamish Henderson, Christopher Hill, Malcolm MacEwen, Jean McCrindle, Mrs Nan Milton, John Saville and Sheriff Clerk Depute;

Will Warren's corres. whilst acting as Lawrence Daly's election agent, correspondents incl. his wife, insurance brokers and Pat [Arrowsmith], Janey Buchan, Jim Campbell, April [Carter], Ruth Fleischer, Joseph Greenald, Stuart Hall, Michael Kullman, Dennis Levin, Michael Scott and Liam Wallace; Mrs Renee Daly's corres. as Treasurer of Fife Socialist League, incl with Mary Pit branch of National Union of Mineworkers and Dorothy Thompson;

Draft of Lawrence Daly election leaflet "Who is against which bomb?" by E.P. Thompson;

Draft of appeal for outside support for West Fife campaign, [by E.P. Thompson?]

MSS.302/3/14 1959

Scope and Content

Lawrence Daly's candidature for West Fife. Contents incl:

Election leaflets issued by Lawrence Daly and other candidates;

Press releases and pprs re press confs;

Memoranda etc re public mtgs;

Memoranda and other pprs re fund-raising;

Lists of names and addresses [of supporters?];

Invoices and other accounting pprs

MSS.302/3/15 1959

Scope and Content

Lawrence Daly's candidature for West Fife. Contents incl:

Parts of electoral roll;

Ephemera of Direct Action Cttee. Against Nuclear War;

Pr. memo. from Returning Officer to Presiding Officers;

MS. and TS. notes on W. Hamilton, MP;

Wallchart [used to record leafletting and/or canvassing?]

MSS.302/3/16 1960-1

Scope and Content

Contents incl:

Ticket for folk concert, Feb [1960];

Socialist, jnl. of Fife Socialist League, 1960 Mar, Apr, May, Jun Sep;

Poster, mtg "Britain against the bomb", May 1960;

"Ballingry Bulletin", Lawrence Daly's newsheet for County Council division;

Membership cards, 1960;

Draft manifesto, [1960];

County, District and Burgh election ephemera of Fife Socialist League and Labour Party, May 1961;

Circular "Local election results and celebration" 1961

MSS.302/3/17 1959

Scope and Content

Lawrence Daly's candidature for West Fife. Carbon copies of out- ltrs sent by Lawrence Daly and Will Warren. Correspondents much the same as MSS.302/3/13 above. 1959 Sep-Oct

Arrangement

An original file

MSS.302/3/18 1962

Scope and Content

Future of Fife Socialist League.

Contains circular ltr from Lawrence Daly, with draft, and replies received. Correspondents incl:

Alexander Duncan, Glenrothes;

Hamish Henderson, Edinburgh;

Mervyn Jones, London;

Ralph Samuel, London;

E.P Thompson, Halifax;

And Students in Dundee and St. Andrews

Arrangement

An original file

MSS.302/3/19 1962-3

Scope and Content

Politics, incl Cuba crisis, Fife County Council matters Fife Socialist League, fuel policy of Scottish National Party, Labour Party, New Left, nuclear disarmament, particularly Scottish Cttee. of 100, and Social and Economic Inquiry Society of Scotland.

Correspondents incl:

Ken Alexander, Perry Anderson, Tony Cliff, Alexander Duncan, Richard J. Fletcher, Paul Foot, Hamish Henderson, N.L. Lawrie, Ian MacDougall, Jean McCrindle, Ralph Miliband, Tom Nairn, David Riddell, Will Warren, George Williamson and William C. Wolfe. Also contains MS. notes by Lawrence Daly on communism and christianity and dupl. mins of New Left Review Board, 1962 Jul 7-8 and 1963 Jan 26-7.

Arrangement

An original file

MSS.302/3/20 1962-3

Scope and Content

Scottish Plebiscite Appeal Fund. Corres, dupl. mins, ephemera, accounts and MS notes.

Arrangement

File created by A.G. Tough

MSS.302/3/21 1972-3

Scope and Content

Miners' Forum. Corres. with V.L. Allen, University of Leeds.

Arrangement

File created by A.G. Tough

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MSS.302/4/1-8 International, including overseas travel

MSS.302/4/1 1945-6

Scope and Content

Lawrence Daly's visit to USSR, following attendance at World Youth Conf. contains:

Undated, ltr to parents, from London, 12pp;

4 Nov, ltr to Rose, [sister] from London, 5pp;

23 Dec, ltr to parents, from Berlin, 18pp;

24 Dec, menu, Hotel Savoy, Berlin;

25 Dec, ltr from father to Lawrence Daly, 4pp;

3 Jan, MS. note from "Larry" [apparently member of U.S. delegation];

6 Jan, ltr to parents, from Leningrad, 7pp;

28 Jan, ltr to father, from Moscow, 1pp;

7 Feb, ltr to parents, from Moscow 5pp.

Arrangement

File created by A.G. Tough

MSS.302/4/2 1966-9

Scope and Content

Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation and International War Crimes Tribunal. Lawrence Daly's pprs as member of International War Crimes Tribunal, principally re Vietnam but also referring to Bolivia and Czechoslavakia. Contains:

Corres with Isaac Deutscher, Bertrand Russell and Ralph Schoenman;

Copies of corres of Bertrand Russell, Jean Paul Sartre and Laurent Schwartz;

Internal memoranda;

Press statements and cuttings;

And ephemeral publications.

Arrangement

File created by A.G. Tough

MSS.302/4/3-4 Lawrence Daly's visit to Vietnam and Cambodia on behalf of International War Crimes Tribunal; 1967

MSS.302/4/3 1967

Scope and Content

Daily programme, Jan 12-20;

TS rpt by Lawrence Daly;

MS. notes, incl. for press conf, 3 Feb;

Communiqu issued 17 Feb;

Corres. with Australian Coal Shale Employees' Fed. and others;

Handbills advertising public mtgs on Vietnam to be addressed by Lawrence Daly

Arrangement

An original file

MSS.302/4/4 1967

Scope and Content

Photographs, black and white prints, with TS. list describing subjects and giving some dates

Arrangement

An original file

MSS.302/4/5 1976 Aug

Scope and Content

Lawrence Daly's visit to USSR as member of National Union of Mineworkers delegation. Contains: MS. diary detailing meals, mtgs, conversations and outings, listing cards sent and photos taken and incl. some notes on books read;

List of members of delegation;

MS. notes on activities.

Arrangement

An original file

MSS.302/4/6 1978 Sep

Scope and Content

Lawrence Daly's visit to Japan. Loose-leaf diary.

Arrangement

Found loose and filed by A.G. Tough

MSS.302/4/7 1982-3

Scope and Content

Visits of Lawrence Daly and Mrs Renee Daly to Israel, Jan 1982, and Venice, Mar 1983. TS diaries, one by Mrs Daly.

Arrangement

File created by A.G. Tough

MSS.302/4/8 Undated

Scope and Content

International organisation of trade unions. MS. notes by Lawrence Daly.

Arrangement

An original file

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MSS.302/5/1-11 Diaries, notebooks and autobiography

MSS.302/5/1 1942-6

Scope and Content

Science exercise book, labelled "Lawrence Daly. Cowdenbeath Mining S. J2". Contains:

MS. notes on electrical engineering, No Date;

[Pasted over most of vol.] press cuttings, mainly items from local press re politics incl. ltrs from Lawrence Daly and James Daly [father]

MSS.302/5/2 1950-1951

Scope and Content

Volume. Contains:

MS. recipes;

Lochore District Gallacher Supporters Cttee mins, 1950 Jan;

Diary re work, union business, political matters, family and leisure activities, 1950 Apr-Nov;

Notes/thoughts on birth of Morven; 1951 Aug

MSS.302/5/3 1951-1956

Scope and Content

Volume. Contains:

MS. diary, 1951 Aug-1952 Mar [Lawrence Daly full-time agent for CP to 1951 Oct];

Notes on lessons in history and English language, 1955 No Date;

Various notes re reading incl. notes on books he had read, biographical notes on authors and lists of books, 1956 No Date

MSS.302/5/4 1961 Jul

Scope and Content

Volume. Contains retrospective thoughts on 1961 National Union of Mineworkers conf and contemporary political matters.

MSS.302/5/5 1967-8

Scope and Content

Pocket notebook. Contains:

Notes on International War Crimes Tribunal and Vietnam war;

Notes on National Union of Mineworkers mtgs and business;

Lists of things to do and expenses incurred.

MSS.302/5/6 1967-8

Scope and Content

Shorthand notebook. Contains diary-cum-notes on:

War in Vietnam and International War Crimes Tribunal; and National Union of Mineworkers business, incl. mtgs attended.

MSS.302/5/7 1972

Scope and Content

Shorthand notebook. Contains:

Diary of holiday in Lake District with family;

Child's doodles and writing practice.

MSS.302/5/8 [1974 or later]

Scope and Content

Autobiographical notes. Pages numbered 2-12. Apparently written in rehabilitation centre.

Arrangement

Found loose and filed by A.G. Tough

MSS.302/5/9 1976

Scope and Content

Autobiographical and other notes.

Arrangement

An original file

MSS.302/5/10 1976

Scope and Content

MS. notes. Partly autobiographical, partly diary, partly random jottings.

Arrangement

Found loose and filed by A.G. Tough

MSS.302/5/11 1976-7

Scope and Content

Looseleaf diary-cum-notes, principally re National Union of Mineworkers business.

Arrangement

An original file, in original order

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MSS.302/6/1-5 Personalia

MSS.302/6/1 1946-64 No Date

Scope and Content

Membership cards in names of Lawrence Daly and Mrs R. Daly:

National Union of Mineworkers, No Date (2);

Communist Party, 1946-56 (6);

Young Communist League, 1949 1951 (2);

Fife Socialist League, 1960 (1);

Labour Party, 1964 (1);

Scottish-USSR Society, 1947-52 (3).

Rulebooks, undated, of following:

Blantyre Miners' Welfare Soc. and Social Club;

Bowhill People's Burns Club;

Glencraig Colliery Welfare Assoc;

Glencraig Miners' Welfare Scheme and Social Club;

Jewel Miners' Welfare Soc and Social Club.

Arrangement

An original file

MSS.302/6/2 1947-1962 and No Date

Scope and Content

Various items incl:

1947 certificate of training for employment at coal face;

1957 ltr. certifying success in Nat. Cert. (Ordinary) Mining;

1962 certificate of authority to carry safety lamp;

No Date eulogy to Lawrence Daly's Uncle Patrick.

1947-75

Arrangement

File created by A.G. Tough

MSS.302/6/3 1973

Scope and Content

Good wishes messages received on occasion of Lawrence Daly's illness. From V.L. Allen, Derek Ezra, Vic Feather and Joe Gormley.

Arrangement

File created by A.G. Tough

MSS.302/6/4 1975

Scope and Content

Accidents, incl. serious road crash. Contains:

Hospital and other official notices and forms;

Good wishes messages from Jack Jones and others.

Arrangement

File created by A.G. Tough

MSS.302/6/5 No date

Scope and Content

Photographs. Black and white prints of, or including, Lawrence Daly. All uncaptioned. One of Lawrence Daly as young man. One showing Lawrence Daly and others on platform at public mtg. One apparently taken in Inverness.

Arrangement

File created by A.G. Tough

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MSS.302/7/1-3 Miscellaneous

MSS.302/7/1 1967-70 No Date [Mostly undated]

Scope and Content

Various MS. notes with visiting cards, a few photos and some other items.

Arrangement

File created by A.G. Tough

MSS.302/7/2 1963-70 No date

Scope and Content

Various MS notes, incl. addresses bills for medical and veterinary treatment, few ltrs. No common factor.

Arrangement

An original file

MSS.302/7/3 1950s

Scope and Content

Photographs. Black and white prints, apparently holiday snaps : Highlands and Islands of Scotland;

Clyde estuary;

Australia [some "love from Joyce"]

Arrangement

An original file

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MSS.302/8/1-20 Press-cuttings

MSS.302/8/1-9 Original files or bundles in chronological order

MSS.302/8/1 1950 Sep-1951 Mar

Scope and Content

Political matters incl. campaigning of William Lauchlan as CP PPC for West Fife. From the Fife press

MSS.302/8/2 1952 Mar-May

Scope and Content

Political controversies, particularly suggestion from W. Hamilton MP that CP candidates might split the Labour Party vote.

From the Fife press

MSS.302/8/3 1954 Aug-Oct

Scope and Content

German re-armament and other matters.

From the Fife press

MSS.302/8/4 1954 Dec-1955 Mar

Scope and Content

Local and political matters.

From the Fife press

MSS.302/8/5 1955 Jan-Jun

Scope and Content

Fife local elections and parliamentary general election.

From the Scottish and Fife press

MSS.302/8/6 1958 Jun-Sep

Scope and Content

Fife Socialist League and Fife County Council matters, incl. controversy re Lawrence Daly's republicanism.

From the Fife press

MSS.302/8/7 1961 Oct-Nov

Scope and Content

Nuclear disarmament.

From the Fife press.

MSS.302/8/8 1968 Sep-1983 Mar

Scope and Content

National Union of Mineworkers negotiations, disputes, elections and internal affairs.

National press

MSS.302/8/9 1975 Oct

Scope and Content

Lawrence Daly's road accident.

National and Fife press

MSS.302/8/10-20 Cuttings that relate to Lawrence Daly and which, having been found loose, have been arranged chronologically

MSS.302/8/10 1952 Sep-1954 Mar

Scope and Content

Local issues.

From the Fife press

MSS.302/8/11 1954 Nov-1955 Apr

Scope and Content

Local issues.

From the Fife press

MSS.302/8/12 1955 Nov-1958 May

Scope and Content

Local issues.

From the Fife press

MSS.302/8/13 1958 Jun-Sep

Scope and Content

Local issues, incl. Lawrence Daly's republicanism.

From the Fife and Scottish press

MSS.302/8/14 1958 Oct-1959 Apr

Scope and Content

Local issues.

From the Fife press

MSS.302/8/15 1959 Sep-Oct

Scope and Content

General election, particularly in West Fife.

From the Fife and Scottish press

MSS.302/8/16 1959 Nov-1961 Sep

Scope and Content

Local issues.

From the Fife press

MSS.302/8/17 1962 Oct-1964 Jun

Scope and Content

Local issues.

From the Fife press

MSS.302/8/18 1964 Oct-1967 Oct

Scope and Content

Local issues, National Union of Mineworkers elections and Lawrence Daly's visit to Vietnam.

From the Fife and Scottish press

MSS.302/8/19 1968 Aug-1973 Dec

Scope and Content

National Union of Mineworkers negotiations, disputes and internal affairs.

From the Scottish and British press

MSS.302/8/20 1974 Jan-1976 Oct

Scope and Content

National Union of Mineworkers matters.

From the Scottish and British press

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MSS.302/9/1 1951-85

Scope and Content

Misc. press-cuttings not referring to Lawrence Daly.

From Fife, Scottish, British and foreign press.

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MSS.302/10/1-42 Whole newspapers, magazines and journals, in alphabetical order by title

Arrangement

NB. some issues of political journals will be found at MSS.302/11/2 below

MSS.302/10/1 1972 Jan 28

Scope and Content

Berkhamsted Gazette [article re Lawrence Daly on front page]

MSS.302/10/5 1981 Aug 19

Scope and Content

Daily Telegraph

[Photo of Lawrence Daly on front page]

MSS.302/10/7 1983 Jul 15

Scope and Content

Durham Advertiser

[Miners' Gala Day special edition]

MSS.302/10/19 1983 Jul

Scope and Content

Northern Echo, [Durham Miners' Gala souvenir supplement]

MSS.302/10/20 1967 Jan 21

Scope and Content

Nouvelle Dpche

[Article re Lawrence Daly on front page]

MSS.302/10/21 1981 Feb 13

Scope and Content

Now! [biographical portrait of Joe Gormley on pp 32-7]

MSS.302/10/30-31 1967 Dec and 1968 Dec

Scope and Content

Scottish Miner, [both contain multiple references to Lawrence Daly]

MSS.302/10/32-38

Scope and Content

Times for Lochgelly, Bowhill, Dundonald, Cardenden, Lochore and Glencraig

MSS.302/10/32

Scope and Content

1961 Oct 5 [1tr. from Lawrence Daly on p. 3]

MSS.302/10/35

Scope and Content

1964 Dec 24 [1tr. from Lawrence Daly on p. 4]

MSS.302/10/39 1967 May

Scope and Content

Town, [contains article by Tariq Ali on visit to Vietnam]

MSS.302/10/40-41 1965 Sep 1970 Oct

Scope and Content

Voice of the Unions, [reference to Lawrence Daly on p. 2]

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MSS.302/11/1-5 Ephemera

MSS.302/11/1 1946?-83

Scope and Content

Coal mining and mining trade unionism, incl: [1946?], Future of the coal miner, HMSO; [1963?], Workers control in mining industry, by Walter Kendall;

1969, Annual Gala Souvenir [programme], Durham Miners Assoc;

1975, Miners' International Congress Souvenir with other ephemera issued by Indian National Mineworkers' Fed;

1975, Nymboida Story, by Pete Thomas [Australia];

1979, Mine the workers ran... Nymboida, by Pete Thomas [Australia];

[1983?], British miners and capitalist crisis, Workers Revolutionary Party

MSS.302/11/2 1948-67

Scope and Content

Politics, incl:

1948, Satire of the three estates, by Sir David Lindsay ["Acting text prepared by Robert Kemp for Tyrone Guthrie's production at Edinburgh Festival"];

1956, Truth about Stalin's rule by H. Kendall;

1956 Jul Nov, Reasoner;

1956 Dec 1957 Jan, Socialist Current;

[1957], Diary of revolt. Budapest through Polish eyes, by Wiktor Woroszylski;

1957, How current trends in capitalism influence socialist policies, by G.D.H. Cole;

[1965?], This way to prosperity. Call to Labour's rank and file [unattributed]

MSS.302/11/3 No Date

Scope and Content

Poems and songs, mostly undated, incl:

"Guide me to the Grunwick picket";

"Haill week o' the fair";

"Joe my lad, you've now arrived at sixty" [Joe being Joe Gormley];

"They're closing the coal mines at such a fast rate";

"We are marching against the closures";

"White dove"

MSS.302/11/4 1976 and No Date

Scope and Content

Soviet tourist ephemera, incl guidebooks and post cards

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