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Author's proof copy of Love on the Dole

Port Sunlight Works and Village c1914

‘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

High level Bridge, Newcastle

Charter of Edward II, 12 May 1316

Plan of the Saltburn Inclined Tramway

Letters patent: Charter of incorporation 20 January 1345

Survey and Valuation of Selby Abbey lands surrendered at the Dissolution

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

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

Birdseye View of Barrow Docks and Shipbuilding Yard

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

Alexandra Park

The Peterloo Massacre, Manchester

University of Durham 1837 Charter

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

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

Scrapbook of Bradford views and portraits

Mortality Map of Cholera in 1866

Photograph of the tanker 'World Unicorn' before launch

George Stephenson's Rocket, 1822

Photograph of workmen at The Bowes Museum

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

Photograph of Bessemer Convertor

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

Baptism of Capability Brown

Everton FC Home Programme

Photograph of Ward C1, 1st Northern General Hospital

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

Birkenhead Park – sales plan

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

Manchester and Salford Boys and Girls Refuges and Homes Admission Form

Mersey Tunnel Construction photograph

Lanchester Diploma

Alfred Wainwright 1907-1991

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

‘Jumbo Farm’ Minute Book 1861-1863'

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

Yorkshire County Cricket Team Photograph, 1956

Replica of ‘Rocket’ 1886.

York Corporation House Book, 1480-1486

Cammell Laird – photograph of the launch of the Windsor Castle

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

Photograph of Birtley Belgians

High level Bridge, Newcastle

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

The Victoria Engine designed by James Close 1837

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

“W and D” Birdseye View of Textiles of Manchester

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

Co-operative Wholesale Society, A Colossus of Commerce

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

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

Photograph of the construction of the Tyne Bridge

Sketch of wall hanging from the Art Treasures Manchester exhibition,

Diary & Terrier of Brotherton Parish, 1778 - 1996

Register of Archbishop Walter de Grey, 1225-1255

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

Ennis and Freeman on Sydney Harbour Bridge during construction

Roker Pier, Sunderland, under construction

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

Architectural plan of the Bank of England, Newcastle branch

Laws and Objects of the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers

RMS Eskimo in a Norwegian fjord

Manchester Caribbean Carnival leaflet, 1993

The Whitby Cartulary

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

Simon Temple's plan of Jarrow and the River Tyne

Lithograph depicting Hetton Colliery


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

Map of the River Weaver, surveyor John Billington 1721

Cellar book for His Grace the Duke of Bridgewater

Lady Anne Clifford’s Great Books of Record

Huddersfield Female Educational Institute Advertisement

Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling Association

Chartist movement poster, Carlisle, 1839

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

Photograph of Marks & Spencer store, Leeds 1909

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

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

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

Ferry boats

Domesday Book

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

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

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

‘Our Northern Film Heritage’

Colne Valley Division Labour Union Minute Book 1891-1900

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

First Minute Book, Northern Architectural Association

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

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


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

Pre-Gestee advert c1940, fore runner of PG Tips

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

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