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William Edwin Harvey (1852–1914), MP for North East Derbyshire (1907–1914), Founder Member and Treasurer of the Derbyshire Miners' Association

Photo credit: Chesterfield Museum & Art Gallery

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William Harvey was a miner from the age of ten. He was one of the founder members of the Derbyshire Miners' Association in 1880 and was their first Treasurer. He was an active trade unionist and became Vice-President of the Miners Federation of Great Britain in 1912. He was also the MP for North East Derbyshire from 1907 until 1914.

Chesterfield Museum & Art Gallery





oil on canvas


H 99 x W 83.5 cm

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transferred from Chesterfield Town Hall, 1990

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