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Printed requisition notice signed by the 1st Duke of Albemarle

Requisition for money to pay for the victualing of the fleet. Victualler of the Fleet named as Sir Dennis Gauden. Refers to moneys arising from a late Act of Parliament entitled "An Act for Raising Three Hundred and Ten Thousand Pounds by an Imposition on Wines and other Liquors". Signed by creator.

Joseph Crawhall Archives

  • JCII
  • Archive Collection
  • 1669 - 2007

Consists of: Professional and personal letters, both to and from Joseph Crawhall II. Pencil, ink and watercolour sketches created by Joseph Crawhall II, some including annotations. Various printed ephemera from a variety of authors. Various leaflets, notifications, invitations, cards and reciepts relating to Joseph Crawhall II. A collection of woodblock pulls from a selection of original woodblocks created by Joseph Crawhall II. Letters and sketches relating to George Edward Crawhall, brother of Joseph Crawhall II. A genealogical scrapbook relating to the Crawhall family.

Crawhall, Joseph, 1821-1896, wood-engraver and promoter of the arts

Letter from Jacob Spon (1647-1685), physician and antiquary

Letter written at Lyon to an unnamed recipient. Acknowledges receipt of letter and describes the availability of a calendar in printed books. Spon requests a copy of a medal to be sent for M. Vaillant to see. Mentions a planned rejoinder to his book by M. la Guilletiere. The book to which he refers is 'Voyage d'Italie, de Grece et du Levant' (1678).

Layard (Austen Henry) Collection

  • Layard
  • Book Collection
  • 1686-1903

Layard, Sir Austen Henry, 1817-1894, Knight politician, diplomat and archaeologist

Grey (2nd Earl) Tracts

  • Grey Tracts
  • Book Collection
  • 1690 - 1876

The Grey Tracts reflect the interests of their former owner, the 2nd Earl Grey (1764-1845) whose Whig government was responsible for the 1832 Reform Act, 1833 Factory Act and the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act. The pamphlets cover a broad range of historical, social and economic subjects including colonial policy, public finance and banking, the Corn Laws and agriculture, poor relief, slavery, Catholicism, Ireland and the Greek Revolution.

Grey, Charles, 1764-1865, 2nd Earl Grey, Viscount Howick, politician

Spence Watson (Robert) Collection

  • SWL
  • Book Collection
  • 1698 - 1900

The Robert Spence Watson Collection is a collection of 500 volumes on the subject of English literature, consisting largely of the publications of literary societies such as the Shakespeare Society, the Spenser Society, the Ballad Society and the Chaucer Society, presented to the Library in 1908 by Robert Spence Watson, who was also one of the founders of the Durham College of Physical Science, and President of Armstrong College.

Watson, Robert Spence, 1837-1911, Politician and Reformer

Local Illustrations

  • ILL
  • Archive Collection
  • 1700s - 1800s

The Local Illustrations date from the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries and depict a variety of local scenes and structures, such as schools, hospitals, residences, castles and churches. There are views of Newcastle, Durham, Northumberland, Sunderland; portraits; depictions of local life (keelmen playing cards) and a plan of the Grainger Market, Newcastle.

18th Century Collection

  • 18th C. Coll
  • Book Collection
  • 1700 - 1799

The 18th Century Collection contains approximately 4000 volumes printed 1700-1799. The collection covers a variety of subjects including aspects of the penal system, education and the constitution. Highlights include the famous treatise by the English philosopher and enlightenment thinker John Locke, Some thoughts concerning education ( 1772) in which Locke applies his theories of the self and the mind to approaches to education and The state of the prisons in England and Wales: with preliminary observations and an account of some foreign prisons and hospitals (1784) by the English philanthropist and prison reformer John Howard, detailing his findings after visiting several hundred prisons across England, Scotland and Wales, in a series of reports, maps and plans.

Newcastle University

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