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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 the proposed harbour buildings at Seaham by John Dobson, 1828

“W and D” Birdseye View of Textiles of Manchester

Baptism of Capability Brown

Map of the River Weaver, surveyor John Billington 1721

Cellar book for His Grace the Duke of Bridgewater

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

Alexandra Park

Chartist movement poster, Carlisle, 1839

Laws and Objects of the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers

Charter of Edward II, 12 May 1316

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

Mersey Tunnel Construction photograph

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

Yorkshire County Cricket Team Photograph, 1956

First Minute Book, Northern Architectural Association

Domesday Book

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

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

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

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

Roker Pier, Sunderland, under construction

High level Bridge, Newcastle

Photograph of the construction of the Tyne Bridge

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

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

Manchester and Salford Boys and Girls Refuges and Homes Admission Form

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

Letters patent: Charter of incorporation 20 January 1345

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

Photograph of Ward C1, 1st Northern General Hospital

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

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

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

York Corporation House Book, 1480-1486

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

The Peterloo Massacre, Manchester

Survey and Valuation of Selby Abbey lands surrendered at the Dissolution

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

‘Our Northern Film Heritage’

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

RMS Eskimo in a Norwegian fjord

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

Photograph of Bessemer Convertor

Birkenhead Park – sales plan

Mortality Map of Cholera in 1866

Diary & Terrier of Brotherton Parish, 1778 - 1996

Birdseye View of Barrow Docks and Shipbuilding Yard

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

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

Co-operative Wholesale Society, A Colossus of Commerce

University of Durham 1837 Charter

Cammell Laird – photograph of the launch of the Windsor Castle

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

Plan of the Saltburn Inclined Tramway

Huddersfield Female Educational Institute Advertisement

Pre-Gestee advert c1940, fore runner of PG Tips

Ferry boats

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

Ennis and Freeman on Sydney Harbour Bridge during construction

Alfred Wainwright 1907-1991

Manchester Caribbean Carnival leaflet, 1993

Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling Association


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


Lanchester Diploma

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

Colne Valley Division Labour Union Minute Book 1891-1900

Replica of ‘Rocket’ 1886.

Port Sunlight Works and Village c1914

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

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

Photograph of the tanker 'World Unicorn' before launch

Scrapbook of Bradford views and portraits

George Stephenson's Rocket, 1822

‘Jumbo Farm’ Minute Book 1861-1863'

Architectural plan of the Bank of England, Newcastle branch

The Victoria Engine designed by James Close 1837

High level Bridge, Newcastle

The Whitby Cartulary

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

Lithograph depicting Hetton Colliery

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

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

Photograph of Birtley Belgians

Lady Anne Clifford’s Great Books of Record

Author's proof copy of Love on the Dole

Register of Archbishop Walter de Grey, 1225-1255

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

Simon Temple's plan of Jarrow and the River Tyne

Photograph of Marks & Spencer store, Leeds 1909

Everton FC Home Programme

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

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

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

Sketch of wall hanging from the Art Treasures Manchester exhibition,

Photograph of workmen at The Bowes Museum

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

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

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