Archive Collection JTB - Bell (John and Thomas) Archive

Identity area

Reference code



Bell (John and Thomas) Archive


  • 1800 - 1864 (Accumulation)
  • 1780 - 1850 (Creation)

Level of description

Archive Collection

Extent and medium

12 boxes and 3 files of cuttings (3 linear metres)

Context area

Name of creator


Biographical history

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

This is a collection of material brought together by, or relating to, local nineteenth century collectors John and Thomas Bell. There are four boxes relating to the local book trade, seven more relating to the Port of Tyne, and forty packets of cuttings, correspondence and other miscellaneous items which are useful for local history.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


No further material is expected to be added to the collection

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access


Conditions governing reproduction

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion


  • English



Archivist's note

Available initially through Newcastle University Library and later transferred to Special Collections. Date first made available to the public: unknown

Accession area

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places