2/1030 TODD, A.W., “The Masons of London”, TS, pp.101 + 39pp. illustrations (c.38,000 words).Modern Department, Museum of London.
An extremely useful account of life and work as a stonemason, detailing the manners and customs of the various grades of workers; apprenticeship; tramping; periods of slump; types of stone-working; trade unionism; wages; the General Strike; seasonal work; unemployment. The text is illustrated with photographs and sketches.
‘A.W. Todd’ in John Burnett, David Vincent and David Mayall (eds) The Autobiography of the Working Class: An Annotated, Critical Bibliography 1790-1945, 3 vols. (Brighton: Harvester, 1984, 1987, 1989): 2:1030