Local Illustrations

Subject strengths: Art, Local History

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.

Finding Aid:

Currently uncatalogued. Please contact lib-specenq@ncl.ac.uk for further details.

Local Illustrations have been selectively digitised and images can be viewed at CollectionsCaptured.

Material from this collection was used in our Treasures of the Month feature for April 2002, January 2004, July 2004, November 2004, June 2007, July 2009 and January 2011.