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Plan of the Saltburn Inclined Tramway

Drawing of a retort used by Boulton and Watt to provide gas lighting at Phillips and Lee textile mill Salford, 1805.

‘Our Northern Film Heritage’

Register of Archbishop Walter de Grey, 1225-1255

Baptism of Capability Brown

Leeds City Varieties Poster advertising Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs pantomime, 1976

Laws and Objects of the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers

Port Sunlight Works and Village c1914

First Minute Book, Northern Architectural Association

Alfred Wainwright 1907-1991

“W and D” Birdseye View of Textiles of Manchester


Map of the River Weaver, surveyor John Billington 1721

‘Part of the Wall near Benwell Hill, with an Apple Tree growing upon its Summit’

Photograph of Queensway Mersey Tunnel, Liverpool to Birkenhead under construction, 1931

High level Bridge, Newcastle

Cellar book for His Grace the Duke of Bridgewater

Lord Mayor's correspondence from York servicemen, January-April 1915

Photograph of Ward C1, 1st Northern General Hospital

Photograph of workmen at The Bowes Museum

Articles of partnership between John Brunner and Ludwig Mond, 28 February 1873


RMS Eskimo in a Norwegian fjord

Ten Years of Nuclear Power, publicity publication by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, 1966

Photograph of Martin Luther King and students at coffee morning (University Archives, NUA/05289)

The Peterloo Massacre, Manchester

Everton FC Home Programme

Joseph Swan’s recollection of the first use of his incandescent lightbulbs at Cragside

Author's proof copy of Love on the Dole

Cammell Laird – photograph of the launch of the Windsor Castle

Photograph of four soldiers of the 18th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, c.1914

The Commission for the Execution of the 7th Earl of Northumberland

Photograph of Walter Marshall while serving as a pilot in the RAF in the Middle

Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling Association

Plan of the proposed harbour buildings at Seaham by John Dobson, 1828

Birdseye View of Barrow Docks and Shipbuilding Yard

Architectural plan of the Bank of England, Newcastle branch

Sketch of wall hanging from the Art Treasures Manchester exhibition,

Letters patent: Charter of incorporation 20 January 1345

Registration card for the Municipal School of Art, Manchester, issued to L. S. Lowry

Chartist movement poster, Carlisle, 1839

Ennis and Freeman on Sydney Harbour Bridge during construction

Lanchester Diploma

Set of playing cards depicting the counties of England and Wales, Robert Morden, 1676

Survey and Valuation of Selby Abbey lands surrendered at the Dissolution

‘Wash your hands now – as mummy does!’ c1960 leaflet

Roker Pier, Sunderland, under construction

Poster advertising The People's Excursion Trains to the Art,Treasures Exhibition, Manchester

Cunard Passenger List `Passengers for Halifax and Boston: No. 1' (Jul 1840-Dec 1844) 1 volume.

Photograph of Bessemer Convertor

York Corporation House Book, 1480-1486

Symeon of Durham On the origins and progress of the church of Durham

Photograph of the construction of the Tyne Bridge

John Crossley and Sons Limited, carpet manufacturers of Dean Clough, Halifax, Centenary Illustration, 1903

Diaries and journals of Ellen Weeton (written 1807-1825)

Pre-Gestee advert c1940, fore runner of PG Tips

Conveyance of the Ramsden (Huddersfield) Estates from Sir John Frecheville Ramsden to the Mayor Alderman and Burgesses of the County Borough of Huddersfield (Huddersfield Corporation) with full plans, 29 Sep 1920

Mersey Tunnel Construction photograph

Electric light fittings for St George's Church, Preston designed by Sir Albert Richardson

University of Durham 1837 Charter

Charter of Edward II, 12 May 1316

Illustration of George Stephenson's locomotive, ‘Locomotion’ 1875

Yorkshire County Cricket Team Photograph, 1956

Diary & Terrier of Brotherton Parish, 1778 - 1996

Flying machines designed by Sir George Cayley (1773-1857)

The Whitby Cartulary

Birkenhead Park – sales plan

Durham and the North East Coast – Report of the Labour Party’s Commission of Enquiry into the Distressed Areas

‘A Kestrel for a Knave’ by Barry Hines - first page

Tony Harrison’s notebook for the poem ‘v.’

“The first report of a society for preventing accidents in coal mines”

Photograph of Richard Shufflebottom’s Wild West show taken at Hull Fair, circa 1930

The Victoria Engine designed by James Close 1837

Co-operative Wholesale Society, A Colossus of Commerce

Photograph of Pit Brow Women leaving screen room at Gibfield Colliery, Atherton, 22 August 1918.

George Walker’s watercolours for The Costume of Yorkshire, 1814

Domesday Book

Simon Temple's plan of Jarrow and the River Tyne

Drawing of the first composite passenger coach introduced on the Stockton and Darlington Railway, 1830-31

‘Jumbo Farm’ Minute Book 1861-1863'

Painting by Giovanni Montiroli of a design for the Ceiling of the Saloon at Alnwick Castle. c.1850

Plan of Seathwaite showing wad-mine surface and workings, 1821

Manchester Caribbean Carnival leaflet, 1993

Cunard Staff Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 4 (Jan 1923).

Ferry boats

Replica of ‘Rocket’ 1886.

Lady Anne Clifford’s Great Books of Record

Mortality Map of Cholera in 1866

Photograph of Marks & Spencer store, Leeds 1909

Photograph of the tanker 'World Unicorn' before launch

Colne Valley Division Labour Union Minute Book 1891-1900

Alexandra Park

Scrapbook of Bradford views and portraits

High level Bridge, Newcastle

North West Lesbian and Gay Equality Campaign Programme, 20 Feb 1988

Manchester and Salford Boys and Girls Refuges and Homes Admission Form

Photograph of Birtley Belgians

Lithograph depicting Hetton Colliery

George Stephenson's Rocket, 1822

Huddersfield Female Educational Institute Advertisement

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