The papers provide an insight into the personal and political relationship between James Ramsay Macdonald (1866-1937) and Bailie George Kerr of Glasgow (fl.1860-1942) over a period of nearly three decades. They also illustrate the development of the early Socialist movement in Scotland, trade unionism and Glasgow local politics. As well as letters of James Ramsay Macdonald, the archive includes correspondence of prominent Socialists such as John and Katherine Bruce Glasier and leading figures of the Labour movement such as Ernest Bevin.
All items have been retained.
The papers have been arranged into the following series:
1-12 James Ramsay Macdonald
13-17 Early Socialism
18-26 Papers of George Kerr
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