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

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

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

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

Letters patent: Charter of incorporation 20 January 1345

High level Bridge, Newcastle

Roker Pier, Sunderland, under construction

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

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

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

First Minute Book, Northern Architectural Association

The Victoria Engine designed by James Close 1837

Ferry boats

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

Plan of the Saltburn Inclined Tramway

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alexandra Park

Photograph of the construction of the Tyne Bridge

The Peterloo Massacre, Manchester

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

Replica of ‘Rocket’ 1886.

Lanchester Diploma

Photograph of Bessemer Convertor

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

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

Birkenhead Park – sales plan

The Whitby Cartulary

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

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

Chartist movement poster, Carlisle, 1839

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

“W and D” Birdseye View of Textiles of Manchester

‘Jumbo Farm’ Minute Book 1861-1863'

RMS Eskimo in a Norwegian fjord

Photograph of Ward C1, 1st Northern General Hospital

Cellar book for His Grace the Duke of Bridgewater

Colne Valley Division Labour Union Minute Book 1891-1900

Mersey Tunnel Construction photograph

Alfred Wainwright 1907-1991

Co-operative Wholesale Society, A Colossus of Commerce

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

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

Birdseye View of Barrow Docks and Shipbuilding Yard

Laws and Objects of the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers

Map of the River Weaver, surveyor John Billington 1721

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

Domesday Book

Simon Temple's plan of Jarrow and the River Tyne

Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling Association

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

Ennis and Freeman on Sydney Harbour Bridge during construction

Photograph of workmen at The Bowes Museum

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

High level Bridge, Newcastle

Sketch of wall hanging from the Art Treasures Manchester exhibition,

York Corporation House Book, 1480-1486


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

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

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

Diary & Terrier of Brotherton Parish, 1778 - 1996

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

Survey and Valuation of Selby Abbey lands surrendered at the Dissolution

Photograph of Marks & Spencer store, Leeds 1909

Register of Archbishop Walter de Grey, 1225-1255

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

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

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


Port Sunlight Works and Village c1914

Lady Anne Clifford’s Great Books of Record

Manchester and Salford Boys and Girls Refuges and Homes Admission Form

University of Durham 1837 Charter

Photograph of Birtley Belgians

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

Author's proof copy of Love on the Dole

Baptism of Capability Brown

Architectural plan of the Bank of England, Newcastle branch

Mortality Map of Cholera in 1866

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

Photograph of the tanker 'World Unicorn' before launch

George Stephenson's Rocket, 1822

Yorkshire County Cricket Team Photograph, 1956

Manchester Caribbean Carnival leaflet, 1993

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

Scrapbook of Bradford views and portraits

‘Our Northern Film Heritage’

Everton FC Home Programme

Cammell Laird – photograph of the launch of the Windsor Castle

Lithograph depicting Hetton Colliery

Pre-Gestee advert c1940, fore runner of PG Tips

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

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

Charter of Edward II, 12 May 1316

Huddersfield Female Educational Institute Advertisement

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