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  • Album of Baha’i calligraphy

    Manuscript Created date: early 19th – early 20th century

    An album of Baha’i calligraphy including childhood calligraphic exercises by Baha’u’llah and tablets by Baha’u’llah copi...

  • An Illustration of the Monastic History of St. Edm...

    Book

    Richard Yates was a clergyman, antiquary and native of Bury St Edmunds. His father had served as custodian of Bury’s Abb...

  • Audubon's Birds of America

    Book Created date: 1827-38

    John James Audubon (1785 – 1851) was an ornithologist of the early 19th-century responsible for creating the largest and...

  • Banarasa-vilasa, Jain religious poetry

    Manuscript Created date: 19th century

    An anthology of Jain Digambara religious poetry. What is the manuscript? The Banārasī-vilāsa is a collection of philoso...

  • Broadside on 'The father's crime'

    Broadside, Ephemera, Illustration, Image

    Victorian publishers of murder broadsides and ballads were sometimes forced to draw on old tales of death and crime when...

  • Brontë juvenilia: Tales

    Manuscript, Fair copy, Artwork, Image Created date: 1834-35

    Charlotte Brontë wrote these ‘Tales’ at the age of 18. They are part of a series of stories set in the fictional world o...

  • Buddhist texts and Ten Birth Tales

    Paper folding book, Manuscript Created date: 1800-1870

    The image shows a scene with horses and deer from Buddha’s last birth tale, Vessantara Jātaka, showing Prince Vessantara...

  • Coleridge's notes on Measure for Measure

    Book, Duodecimo, Engraving, Illustration, Image, Manuscript annotation Created date: early 19th century [Coleridge's manuscript notes]

    The poet and literary critic Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834) regarded Measure for Measure as ‘the most painful’ or ‘...

  • Collection of rules for Buddhist monks

    Manuscript Created date: 19th century

    This palm leaf manuscript contains Bhikkhu Patimokkha and Bhikkhuni Patimokkha (rules to be obeyed in communities of mon...

  • Coloured illustrations of Buddhist heavens and hel...

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Image Created date: 19th century

    A folding book manuscript in 59 folds made in Upper Burma. It has tooled leather covers with paper labels dated Manadala...

  • Correspondence between Frances Burney and the publ...

    Manuscript, Letter Created date: 1770‒1838

    When Frances Burney (1752–1840) first published her novel Evelina, she did so in strictest secrecy, concealing both her...

  • Depiction of a procession during the Buddhist Thad...

    Manuscript, Paper folding book Created date: 19th century

    A 19th-century Burmese folding book manuscript. What does it show? This manuscript contains images of eight festivals in...

  • Drawing of a young woman by Charlotte Brontë

    Manuscript, Artwork, Image Created date: c. 1833-34

    This pencil drawing of an unnamed woman was created by Charlotte Brontë; although no identification is attached to it, i...

  • Druidical Remain on Carn Brea Hill

    Watercolour Created date: about 1790-1839

    John Skinner was a troubled individual who sought solace in the pursuit of antiquarianism, linguistic research and diary...

  • 'English Lady' by Charlotte Brontë

    Manuscript, Artwork, Image Created date: 15 October 1834

    Charlotte Brontë’s drawing of an ‘English Lady’ is a fine example of her detailed but delicate pencil work. It is a copy...