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Letter describing the opening of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway and the death of Sir William Huskisson MP after being run down by the "Rocket"
Collection of letters and accounts relating to Richard Trevithick's patent on a portable high pressure steam engine
Letters patent granted to Stephen Geary for 'Improvements in the preparation of fuel'
Manuscript on parchment, with attached wax seal (broken) in can
Letter from Leighton Dalrymple, Lieutenant Colonel. Account of his visit to Wakefield and Leeds, including a description and sketch of John Blenkinsop’s Steam Locomotive 'Salamanca'
Collection of newspaper cuttings relating to coal trade and coastal shipping in north-east England
Catalogue of new double stars by F.G. W. Struve, annotated copy blonging to J.F.W. Herschel
Housed in a more modern box
Drawings of industrial sites and machine tools including one thought to be based on the Liverpool Road Railway station drawn c1830.
Volumes entitled: "The natural history of British shells including figures and descriptions of all the species hitherto discover'd in Great Britain systematically arranged ('in the Linnean manner')"
Letters patent granted to Thomas Farmer for 'Improvements in treating Pyrites to obtain Sulphur, Sulphurous Acid and other products'
Parchment, with attached (broken) wax seal in can, housed in a wooden/leather box
Volume entitled: "A plan of a Course of Lectures on Arts and Manufactures, More Particularly Such as Relate to Chemistry by William Farish"
Letters patent granted to Thomas Clarke and John Varley for 'An improvement on the atmospheric system of propulsion which is also applicable to other motive purposes'
Journal entitled: "Coal Journal book or Journall Scituation of the Coals of Bogie begun at Sir John Wemyss's death 19th January 1719"
A Description of the Pneumatic Apparatus made for His Majesty King George the Third by George Adams, Mathematical Instrument Maker to His Majesty