Leeds University Library

Special Collections

The Library has some of the UK's outstanding collections of rare books and manuscripts

Madlle La Chevaliere d'Eon de Beaumont fencing at Carlton House, 9th April 1787. From the Chevalier d'Eon Collection

Exciting find in the Joseph Wood archives

24/07/2014 14:48

Joseph Wood (1760-1821) was born in Newhouse, Yorkshire. He grew up as part of a Quaker community and became a well-travelled, Quaker minister. The illustration shows the beautiful, bright, back ...


Simon Armitage ‘Translating Gawain’ online exhibition

07/07/2014 15:31

With an introduction written by Armitage, this exhibition explores the creative process behind the work and allows us to trace the evolution of the poem across notebooks, loose sheets and printouts, g...


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