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The Whitby Cartulary

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

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

Architectural plan of the Bank of England, Newcastle branch

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

Simon Temple's plan of Jarrow and the River Tyne

Huddersfield Female Educational Institute Advertisement

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

Plan of the Saltburn Inclined Tramway

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

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

Birkenhead Park – sales plan

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

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

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

Photograph of workmen at The Bowes Museum

First Minute Book, Northern Architectural Association

Port Sunlight Works and Village c1914

Replica of ‘Rocket’ 1886.

Manchester and Salford Boys and Girls Refuges and Homes Admission Form

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

Colne Valley Division Labour Union Minute Book 1891-1900

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

Baptism of Capability Brown

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

Map of the River Weaver, surveyor John Billington 1721

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

Photograph of the tanker 'World Unicorn' before launch

Photograph of Bessemer Convertor

Photograph of Ward C1, 1st Northern General Hospital

Pre-Gestee advert c1940, fore runner of PG Tips

Survey and Valuation of Selby Abbey lands surrendered at the Dissolution

Roker Pier, Sunderland, under construction

Manchester Caribbean Carnival leaflet, 1993

Photograph of Birtley Belgians

RMS Eskimo in a Norwegian fjord

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

Author's proof copy of Love on the Dole

‘Jumbo Farm’ Minute Book 1861-1863'

Birdseye View of Barrow Docks and Shipbuilding Yard

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

Alexandra Park

Charter of Edward II, 12 May 1316


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

“W and D” Birdseye View of Textiles of Manchester

Ennis and Freeman on Sydney Harbour Bridge during construction

Diary & Terrier of Brotherton Parish, 1778 - 1996

Scrapbook of Bradford views and portraits

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


Photograph of the construction of the Tyne Bridge

Sketch of wall hanging from the Art Treasures Manchester exhibition,

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

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

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

Letters patent: Charter of incorporation 20 January 1345

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

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

‘Our Northern Film Heritage’

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

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

Co-operative Wholesale Society, A Colossus of Commerce

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

Mortality Map of Cholera in 1866

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

Register of Archbishop Walter de Grey, 1225-1255

Lanchester Diploma

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

The Peterloo Massacre, Manchester

Photograph of Marks & Spencer store, Leeds 1909

Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling Association

Domesday Book

Everton FC Home Programme

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

George Stephenson's Rocket, 1822

Ferry boats

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

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

University of Durham 1837 Charter

York Corporation House Book, 1480-1486

High level Bridge, Newcastle

Alfred Wainwright 1907-1991

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

Chartist movement poster, Carlisle, 1839

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

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

High level Bridge, Newcastle

Cammell Laird – photograph of the launch of the Windsor Castle

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

Lady Anne Clifford’s Great Books of Record

The Victoria Engine designed by James Close 1837

Laws and Objects of the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers

Mersey Tunnel Construction photograph

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

Yorkshire County Cricket Team Photograph, 1956

Lithograph depicting Hetton Colliery

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

Cellar book for His Grace the Duke of Bridgewater

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

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