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Mortality Map of Cholera in 1866

Mersey Tunnel Construction photograph

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

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

George Stephenson's Rocket, 1822

Sketch of wall hanging from the Art Treasures Manchester exhibition,

The Peterloo Massacre, Manchester

Author's proof copy of Love on the Dole


Alfred Wainwright 1907-1991

Plan of the Saltburn Inclined Tramway

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

York Corporation House Book, 1480-1486

Letters patent: Charter of incorporation 20 January 1345

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

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

Huddersfield Female Educational Institute Advertisement

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

Birkenhead Park – sales plan

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

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


Chartist movement poster, Carlisle, 1839

‘Our Northern Film Heritage’

High level Bridge, Newcastle

University of Durham 1837 Charter

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

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

Domesday Book

Yorkshire County Cricket Team Photograph, 1956

Lady Anne Clifford’s Great Books of Record

Cellar book for His Grace the Duke of Bridgewater

Manchester Caribbean Carnival leaflet, 1993

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

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

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

Laws and Objects of the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers

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

First Minute Book, Northern Architectural Association

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

Everton FC Home Programme

Photograph of the construction of the Tyne Bridge

Simon Temple's plan of Jarrow and the River Tyne

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

High level Bridge, Newcastle

Alexandra Park

Ennis and Freeman on Sydney Harbour Bridge during construction

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

Register of Archbishop Walter de Grey, 1225-1255

Charter of Edward II, 12 May 1316

Photograph of Bessemer Convertor

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

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

Photograph of Ward C1, 1st Northern General Hospital

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

Manchester and Salford Boys and Girls Refuges and Homes Admission Form

Survey and Valuation of Selby Abbey lands surrendered at the Dissolution

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

Cammell Laird – photograph of the launch of the Windsor Castle

Lithograph depicting Hetton Colliery

Port Sunlight Works and Village c1914

Architectural plan of the Bank of England, Newcastle branch

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

Replica of ‘Rocket’ 1886.

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

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

Photograph of the tanker 'World Unicorn' before launch

Baptism of Capability Brown

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

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

Photograph of workmen at The Bowes Museum

Lanchester Diploma

Photograph of Birtley Belgians

The Victoria Engine designed by James Close 1837

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

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

“W and D” Birdseye View of Textiles of Manchester

RMS Eskimo in a Norwegian fjord

Co-operative Wholesale Society, A Colossus of Commerce

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

Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling Association

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

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

‘Jumbo Farm’ Minute Book 1861-1863'

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

Roker Pier, Sunderland, under construction

Photograph of Marks & Spencer store, Leeds 1909

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

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

Scrapbook of Bradford views and portraits

Ferry boats

The Whitby Cartulary

Birdseye View of Barrow Docks and Shipbuilding Yard

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

Map of the River Weaver, surveyor John Billington 1721

Colne Valley Division Labour Union Minute Book 1891-1900

Diary & Terrier of Brotherton Parish, 1778 - 1996

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

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

Pre-Gestee advert c1940, fore runner of PG Tips

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