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

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

Photograph of Marks & Spencer store, Leeds 1909

George Stephenson's Rocket, 1822

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

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

Register of Archbishop Walter de Grey, 1225-1255

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

The Whitby Cartulary

Architectural plan of the Bank of England, Newcastle branch

RMS Eskimo in a Norwegian fjord

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

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

Co-operative Wholesale Society, A Colossus of Commerce

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

Author's proof copy of Love on the Dole

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

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

Roker Pier, Sunderland, under construction

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

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

Photograph of the tanker 'World Unicorn' before launch

Alexandra Park

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

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

‘Our Northern Film Heritage’

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

Alfred Wainwright 1907-1991

Lady Anne Clifford’s Great Books of Record

“W and D” Birdseye View of Textiles of Manchester

Huddersfield Female Educational Institute Advertisement

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

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

Lithograph depicting Hetton Colliery

Cellar book for His Grace the Duke of Bridgewater

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

Plan of the Saltburn Inclined Tramway


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

Cammell Laird – photograph of the launch of the Windsor Castle

Everton FC Home Programme

The Peterloo Massacre, Manchester

Photograph of Bessemer Convertor

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

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

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

Baptism of Capability Brown

Ferry boats

Chartist movement poster, Carlisle, 1839

Lanchester Diploma

Photograph of Ward C1, 1st Northern General Hospital

Sketch of wall hanging from the Art Treasures Manchester exhibition,

Photograph of the construction of the Tyne Bridge

Letters patent: Charter of incorporation 20 January 1345

York Corporation House Book, 1480-1486

Charter of Edward II, 12 May 1316

Mersey Tunnel Construction photograph

Simon Temple's plan of Jarrow and the River Tyne

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

‘Jumbo Farm’ Minute Book 1861-1863'

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

Manchester and Salford Boys and Girls Refuges and Homes Admission Form

Survey and Valuation of Selby Abbey lands surrendered at the Dissolution

Manchester Caribbean Carnival leaflet, 1993

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

Diary & Terrier of Brotherton Parish, 1778 - 1996

Colne Valley Division Labour Union Minute Book 1891-1900

High level Bridge, Newcastle

University of Durham 1837 Charter

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

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

High level Bridge, Newcastle

Replica of ‘Rocket’ 1886.

Map of the River Weaver, surveyor John Billington 1721

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

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

Pre-Gestee advert c1940, fore runner of PG Tips

Photograph of workmen at The Bowes Museum

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

Birkenhead Park – sales plan

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

The Victoria Engine designed by James Close 1837

Birdseye View of Barrow Docks and Shipbuilding Yard


Domesday Book

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

Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling Association

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

Scrapbook of Bradford views and portraits

First Minute Book, Northern Architectural Association

Photograph of Birtley Belgians

Yorkshire County Cricket Team Photograph, 1956

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

Ennis and Freeman on Sydney Harbour Bridge during construction

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

Laws and Objects of the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers

Mortality Map of Cholera in 1866

Port Sunlight Works and Village c1914

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

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

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