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Bell (John and Thomas) Archive

Subject strengths: Local History, Trade, Politics

The Library has collections of material brought together by, or relating to, local nineteenth century collectors John and Thomas Bell. There are four boxes relating to the local book trade, seven more relating to the Port of Tyne, and forty packets of cuttings, correspondence and other miscellaneous items which are useful for local history.

Collection Reference Code:


Date Range of Material

1780 - 1850

Type of Material

Cuttings from various published sources.

Size of Collection

3 Linear Metres of shelving

How To Order Items From This Collection

This collection is uncatalogued and there is no detailed listing of items. However, Special Collections staff can advise you if you wish to look at items from this collection.

Collection reference code is JTB and you can place your request by linking to our Request Form. 

Scanning and Photocopy Service

If you are unable to visit our reading room, we also have a scanning and photocopying service.


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