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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

New accessions July 2014

04/08/2014 09:58

July saw the arrival of some beautiful and fascinating manuscripts. Ripon Cathedral has deposited two letters patent with us from the reign of James I. The earliest, dating from 2 August 1604, is a...

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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 ...

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