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Alan Dalton papers
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Correspondence and papers on Dalton's career, libel cases brought against him and his health.

Transport & General Workers Union

Dalton was Health and Safety Co-ordinator at the Transport and General Workers' Union (TGWU) from 1995 to 1998. This subseries comprises TGWU papers and correspondence from this period as well as some earlier and later material.

Barry Castleman

  • GB 249 DAL/7/1
  • Bestanddeel
  • 1990 - 2003 with enclosures 1938 - 1964
  • Part of Alan Dalton papers

Correspondence between Dalton and Barry Castleman, environmental consultant, on asbestos-related issues. Subjects include Turner & Newall (including copies of Turner & Newall correspondence, 1938-1964), Richard Doll, Irving Selikoff, World Trade Organization asbestos case.

History of awareness of risks of asbestos

Folder of material gathered by Dalton on the history of the awareness and knowledge of the risks of asbestos. Numbered and annotated by Dalton. Includes copies of:

  • annual reports and correspondence of Chief Inspector of Factories and Workshops, 1898-1947
  • Home Office reports, 1930-1935
  • annual report of Medical Officer of Health, London Borough of Barking, 1945
  • Turner & Newall correspondence, 1943-1957
  • academic articles and publications, 1904-1994
  • press cuttings, 1920s-1983

Correspondence and papers on asbestos in Hermes and Chantry Points, Elgin Estate, Westminster


  • press coverage
  • Brunel University MSc thesis by G.B. Farrant on potential release of asbestos affecting residents of Elgin Estate, October 1986
  • report of independent commission, January 1996
  • report by Professor Julian Peto, January 1997
  • photographs, 1997
  • papers on removal of asbestos from Winterton House and Gelston Point, Tower Hamlets
  • publication by Walterton and Elgin Community Homes Ltd, 1998

British Asbestos newsletter

The British Asbestos newsletter was a quarterly publication distributed worldwide to solicitors, victim support groups, academics, medical personnel and research bodies. It was founded and co-ordinated by Laurie Kazan-Allen, coordinator of the International Ban Asbestos Secretariat.

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