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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"
The book "The Christian Visitor, on the Four Gospels" with flyleaf inscription by Florence Nightingale
Collection of letters and accounts relating to Richard Trevithick's patent on a portable high pressure steam engine
Diary of Jeremiah Head, railway engineer for Robert Stephenson and Co, part founder of Fox, Head and Co
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'
A bound volume written in clerk's hand, presented by Henry Minchin Noad to Museum of Economic Geology
Catalogue of new double stars by F.G. W. Struve, annotated copy blonging to J.F.W. Herschel
Housed in a more modern box
Letters patent (no. 1684) granted to Henry Adams re his 'Invention for "A Revolving Ventilator'
Portsmouth Dockyard notebook
Manuscript notebook with handcoloured sketches and a fold out plan at the back. The book is contained in a 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
Accounts between Coates & Wright of Ingleton and Peel, Williams & Peel of Manchester regarding the purchase of two steam engines
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'
Manuscript entitled: "Catalogue of the Apparatus of Philosophical Instruments, in the Collection of Her Late Majesty Queen Charlotte, at the Observatory at Richmond in Surrey"
Translation in one volume of 'The Art of Metals (Ores) in which is taught the true method of treating by mercury those of gold and silver: the manner of smelting them all and how they are to be refined and separated from one another'