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Five French workers' record books.

Identifier: Acc.5693

Scope and Contents

Five French Workers’ record books of various communes in the département of the Loire, arrondissement of St. Êtienne, 1837, 1856, 1867, 1876, with entries up to 1894. The books contain printed extracts of the law relating to employees, and manuscript details of individual workers.

Employers recorded the arrival and departure of each employee in his or her livret, and the employee had to carry and show the book to confirm his release from his previous employment; changes were certified by the mairie [mayor’s office] of the commune.


  • Creation: 1837-1876

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0.00 Linear metres (5 volumes.)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 1972, by Michael McGahey, President, Scottish Area, National Union of Mineworkers, Edinburgh, through the good offices of Ian MacDougall. 20 November 1972

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