Subject Strength: Politics

17th Century Collection

A small collection of 60 volumes which are a good reflection of this period as a time of rebellions, intrigues and conspiracies; hierarchical power; and strong religious views.

20th Century Pamphlets

Collection of short publications on world affairs. Includes titles I Was A Franco Soldier and The Hydrogen Bomb And You, and authors Kropotkin and Liu Shao-Chi.

Bell (Gertrude) Archive

Consists of correspondence, photos, diaries and miscellaneous. Particularly interesting for scholars of the archaeology and history of the Near and Middle East.

Bell (Gertrude) Collection

2,000 books on Arabic and Persian languages, and on the history and antiquities of Arabia, Iraq and the Near East that formed part of Gertrude Bell's working library.

Bell (John and Thomas) Collection

Printed and manuscript items collected by John (1783-1864) and Thomas (1785-1860) Bell. This collection is a good resource for local history.

Bosanquet (Bernard and Helen) Archive

Material relating to Bernard Bosanquet, the idealist philosopher (1848-1923), and his wife, Helen Bosanquet (1860-1926), a member of the 1909 Poor Law Commission.

Cowen (Joseph) Tracts

Almost two thousand pamphlets owned by local, radical M.P. Joseph Cowen (1829-1900). Tracts discuss social, educational, political and economic issues of the day.

Donaldson (Sir Liam) Archive

Comprises published and unpublished material relating to the career and personal life of the 15th Chief Medical Officer for England and Chancellor of Newcastle University.

Gillray (James) Prints

Hand coloured and uncoloured "Bohn Edition" Prints by satirical cartoonist James Gillray (1756 - 1815).

Grey (2nd Earl) Tracts

Pamphlets covering a broad range of historical, social and economic subjects owned by the 2nd Earl Grey (1764-1845).

Indian Tracts

Chiefly a collection of 19th century pamphlets on a range of Indian subjects, such as education, politics, transport, economics, the trade of opium, religion and war.

Jubilee 2000 Archive

Printed material, recordings and petitions associated with Jubilee 2000, the coalition which spearheaded the campaign to cancel the debts of the world's poorest countries.

Loebl (Herbert) Archive

This archive contains the business and personal records of local industrialist Herbert Loebl.

Napoleon Collection

Books written in French as well as English, relating to Napoleon, the Napoleonic Wars and to the French empire, including notes and reminiscences as well as histories.

Nicholson Archive

Comprises political and religious publications; periodicals, letters, postcards, pamphlets and photographs, relating to Spain, Ethiopia, Britain, and Italy.

Runciman (Walter) Archive

The papers of Walter Runciman, 1st Viscount Runciman of Doxford (1870-1949), relating chiefly to his political career, but also concerning his personal and professional life.

Spence Watson (Robert) Collection

Volumes on English literature, largely publications of literary societies such as the Shakespeare Society, the Spenser Society, the Ballad Society and the Chaucer Society.

Spence Watson/Weiss Archive

Papers relating to local politician, co-founder of Armstrong College and social and educational reformer Robert Spence Watson (1837-1911) and his wife Elizabeth.

Trevelyan (Charles Edward) Archive

The personal archive of Charles Edward Trevelyan (1807-1886).

Trevelyan (Charles Philips) Archive

The personal archive of Charles Philips Trevelyan (1870-1958).

Trevelyan (George Otto) Archive

The personal archive of George Otto Trevelyan (1838-1928).

Williams (Ethel) Archive

Ethel Williams was Newcastle's first female doctor, a suffragist and a pacifist. Her collection includes correspondence, photographs and objects related to her medical practice and the suffrage movement.