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Photograph of Bessemer Convertor

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

Photograph of the construction of the Tyne Bridge

Sketch of wall hanging from the Art Treasures Manchester exhibition,

Mortality Map of Cholera in 1866

Lithograph depicting Hetton Colliery

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

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

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

Domesday Book

High level Bridge, Newcastle

Photograph of the tanker 'World Unicorn' before launch

“W and D” Birdseye View of Textiles of Manchester

First Minute Book, Northern Architectural Association

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

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


Ferry boats

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

Letters patent: Charter of incorporation 20 January 1345

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

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


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

Roker Pier, Sunderland, under construction

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

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

Photograph of Marks & Spencer store, Leeds 1909

Manchester and Salford Boys and Girls Refuges and Homes Admission Form

Co-operative Wholesale Society, A Colossus of Commerce

Ennis and Freeman on Sydney Harbour Bridge during construction

Colne Valley Division Labour Union Minute Book 1891-1900

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

Pre-Gestee advert c1940, fore runner of PG Tips

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

Author's proof copy of Love on the Dole

University of Durham 1837 Charter

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

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

Laws and Objects of the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers

Survey and Valuation of Selby Abbey lands surrendered at the Dissolution

Everton FC Home Programme

Birkenhead Park – sales plan

Cammell Laird – photograph of the launch of the Windsor Castle

Register of Archbishop Walter de Grey, 1225-1255

Replica of ‘Rocket’ 1886.

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

Simon Temple's plan of Jarrow and the River Tyne

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

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

York Corporation House Book, 1480-1486

George Stephenson's Rocket, 1822

Baptism of Capability Brown

The Whitby Cartulary

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

Scrapbook of Bradford views and portraits

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

RMS Eskimo in a Norwegian fjord

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

Manchester Caribbean Carnival leaflet, 1993

‘Our Northern Film Heritage’

Lady Anne Clifford’s Great Books of Record

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

Photograph of Ward C1, 1st Northern General Hospital

Plan of the Saltburn Inclined Tramway

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

Birdseye View of Barrow Docks and Shipbuilding Yard

Architectural plan of the Bank of England, Newcastle branch

High level Bridge, Newcastle

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

Mersey Tunnel Construction photograph

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

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

Chartist movement poster, Carlisle, 1839

Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling Association

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

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

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

Map of the River Weaver, surveyor John Billington 1721

Port Sunlight Works and Village c1914

Cellar book for His Grace the Duke of Bridgewater

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

The Victoria Engine designed by James Close 1837

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

Lanchester Diploma

Photograph of workmen at The Bowes Museum

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

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

Huddersfield Female Educational Institute Advertisement

‘Jumbo Farm’ Minute Book 1861-1863'

The Peterloo Massacre, Manchester

Alfred Wainwright 1907-1991

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

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

Alexandra Park

Charter of Edward II, 12 May 1316

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

Yorkshire County Cricket Team Photograph, 1956

Photograph of Birtley Belgians

Diary & Terrier of Brotherton Parish, 1778 - 1996

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