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Register of Archbishop Walter de Grey, 1225-1255

Roker Pier, Sunderland, under construction

High level Bridge, Newcastle

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

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

Birdseye View of Barrow Docks and Shipbuilding Yard

Letters patent: Charter of incorporation 20 January 1345

Yorkshire County Cricket Team Photograph, 1956

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

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

Manchester Caribbean Carnival leaflet, 1993

Port Sunlight Works and Village c1914

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

The Victoria Engine designed by James Close 1837

Ennis and Freeman on Sydney Harbour Bridge during construction

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

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

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

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

Alfred Wainwright 1907-1991

Simon Temple's plan of Jarrow and the River Tyne

First Minute Book, Northern Architectural Association

Birkenhead Park – sales plan

Cellar book for His Grace the Duke of Bridgewater

Ferry boats

Chartist movement poster, Carlisle, 1839

The Peterloo Massacre, Manchester

Mortality Map of Cholera in 1866

Everton FC Home Programme

Plan of the Saltburn Inclined Tramway

Pre-Gestee advert c1940, fore runner of PG Tips

Photograph of Bessemer Convertor

Author's proof copy of Love on the Dole

Co-operative Wholesale Society, A Colossus of Commerce

Map of the River Weaver, surveyor John Billington 1721

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

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

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

Lanchester Diploma

Photograph of Marks & Spencer store, Leeds 1909

Scrapbook of Bradford views and portraits

Domesday Book

University of Durham 1837 Charter

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

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

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

“W and D” Birdseye View of Textiles of Manchester

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

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

Replica of ‘Rocket’ 1886.


Survey and Valuation of Selby Abbey lands surrendered at the Dissolution

Photograph of Birtley Belgians

The Whitby Cartulary

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

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

Lithograph depicting Hetton Colliery

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

Baptism of Capability Brown

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

‘Our Northern Film Heritage’

Architectural plan of the Bank of England, Newcastle branch

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


Huddersfield Female Educational Institute Advertisement

Photograph of workmen at The Bowes Museum

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

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

Alexandra Park

Diary & Terrier of Brotherton Parish, 1778 - 1996

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

Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling Association

George Stephenson's Rocket, 1822

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

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

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

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

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

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

High level Bridge, Newcastle

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

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

RMS Eskimo in a Norwegian fjord

Laws and Objects of the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers

Lady Anne Clifford’s Great Books of Record

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

Sketch of wall hanging from the Art Treasures Manchester exhibition,

York Corporation House Book, 1480-1486

‘Jumbo Farm’ Minute Book 1861-1863'

Colne Valley Division Labour Union Minute Book 1891-1900

Charter of Edward II, 12 May 1316

Photograph of the construction of the Tyne Bridge

Photograph of Ward C1, 1st Northern General Hospital

Manchester and Salford Boys and Girls Refuges and Homes Admission Form

Mersey Tunnel Construction photograph

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

Cammell Laird – photograph of the launch of the Windsor Castle

Photograph of the tanker 'World Unicorn' before launch

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

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