Rare books, archives and other collections of particular interest to historians.


Pre 1850 Books
Books that were published prior to 1850

Association of Independent Museums Archive
Papers of the Association.

Chaproniere Collection
A photographic archive of English parish churches by Donna Chaproniere.

Diplomatic Archive
A collection of diplomatic lists.

Dyos Collection
Papers of Professor Harold James Dyos.

Fairclough Collection
Portrait prints and other material on 17th century Britain.

Ford Papers
Sermons and other manuscripts written by Dr. Thomas Ford (1742-1821).

Gorrie Collection
Political memorabilia of Archibald Gorrie (c.1885-1941).

Hatton Collection
English Local History.

Higson Collection
Children's literature.

Historical Directories
Digital access to Trade Directories of England and Wales.

Books printed before 1501.

Leicester Mercury Archive
Photographic prints, negatives, cuttings files and other material from the newspaper library of the Leicester Mercury.

MacColl Papers
Papers of René MacColl (1905-1971) author and journalist

Majut Collection
Papers and books belonging to Rudolf Majut (1887-1981).

Manufacturing Pasts
Photographs, oral histories, maps and learning resources documenting industrial change in twentieth-century Leicester.

Manuscript Collection
A Handlist of the Manuscript Collection of the University of Leicester.

Mathematical Association
A collection of text books, popular mathematics and higher mathematics books and journals belonging to the Mathematical Association but housed in the University Library.

My Leicestershire History
An electronic collection of photographs, trade directories, film, oral history and books on Leicester and Leicestershire.

Neuberg Collection
Victor Neuberg 1924-1996.

Physical Society
A collection of books relating to the history of physics.

Riding Papers
Papers of Laura (Riding) Jackson (1901-1991).

Robjohns Collection
Bequeathed to the Library in 1930, the collection includes medieval manuscripts, incunabula, Bibles, books by or about John Bunyan, Quaker literature and many other rare books on all subjects.

Skinner Archive
Information on Leicester factories collected by Dr Joan Skinner, including photographs, slides and plans.

Thirsk Collection
Joan Thirsk was an editor of The Agrarian History of England and Wales and the Joan Thirsk Collection contains data collected for volumes 4 (1500-1640) and 5 (1640-1750) of this work.

Transport Collection
A collection of over 500 items related to the history of all forms of transport, with an emphasis on British railways.

University of Leicester Archives
The institutional records of the University of Leicester and its predecessor and affiliated bodies, including Leicestershire and Rutland University College and Vaughan College.

Walker Collection
Manuscripts and books on diabetes and related subjects.

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