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Victor Grayson material collected by the Colne Valley Labour Party
A file of original Colne Valley Labour Party records, 1906-1915, that predominantly relate to the Victor Grayson. These records were collected and mounted by the Colne Valley Labour Party at a later date. The preservation and mounting of these records reflects the Party taking a specific interest in preserving and promoting its history.
  • CVL/MP/1/1/1

    Postcard from Keir Hardie to Sam Eastwood, Colne Valley Labour League Secretary Item

    30 Jun 1905
    Keir Hardie was the first Labour Member of Parliament. The postcard reads: 'I may have a chance of putting in a (turn) for you in connection with the mission now being organised but beyond that I cannot make any definite promise, yours faithfully, J Keir Hardie'
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  • CVL/MP/1/1/2

    Letter from William C Anderson, National Amalgamated Union of Shop Assistants, Warehousemen and Clerks, to Sam Eastwood, Colne Valley Labour League Secretary Item

    27 Jan 1907
    A letter of response to Sam Eastwood's invitation to William Anderson to consider running as the Labour parliamentary candidate in the Colne Valley. In the letter William C Anderson says that he cannot provide an answer for some weeks due to his current uncertain circumstances.
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  • CVL/MP/1/1/3

    Copy of a Colne Valley Parliamentary by-election leaflet from Victor Grayson, Labour and Socialist candidate Item

    Late 20th century
    Photocopy of an original leaflet
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  • CVL/MP/1/1/4

    Copy of proposed changes to party rules Item

    Late 20th century
    Copies of two pages of proposed changes to the (Independent Labour) Party rules, the pages relate to the parliamentary fund and the election policy of the party.
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  • CVL/MP/1/1/5

    Greetings card sent by Victor Grayson, MP for the coming year Item

    1 Jan 1910
    Printed greetings card containing an image of Victor Grayson, MP wishing the receiver well for the coming year.
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  • CVL/MP/1/1/6

    Victor Grayson pamphlet for the 1910 General Election campaign Item

    Jan 1910
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  • CVL/MP/1/1/7

    Copy of a Victor Grayson poster for the 1910 General Election Item

    Late 20th century
    Contains the heading 'Colne Valley for Socialism'
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  • CVL/MP/1/1/8

    The Colne Valley Election Special newspaper Item

    15 Jan 1910
    Published by The Worker, Socialist Newspaper Society Limited, Huddersfield. The newspaper contains the heading 'Grayson Wins! A Valley Aflame With Enthusiasm'
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  • CVL/MP/1/1/9

    'Victor Grayson in Parliament' 1910 General Election booklet Item

    1910
    The booklet was published by The Worker, Socialist Newspaper Society Limited, Huddersfield, to promote Victor Grayson's campaign in the 1910 General Election. The booklet contains a foreword by Robert Blatchford
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  • CVL/MP/1/1/10

    Copy of a leaflet from Victor Grayson for the 1910 General Election campaign Item

    Late 20th century
    The leaflet is titled 'Our Next Campaign: We Shall Re-Win the Valley for Socialism'
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