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  • 'A Parody', a Gothic sketch by Branwell Brontë

    Manuscript, Artwork, Image Created date: estimated 1848

    This ink sketch by Branwell Brontë, brother to Emily and Charlotte Brontë, depicts a skeleton – Death – summoning a figu...

  • Aesop's Fables illustrated by John Tenniel, 1848

    Book, Children's book, Illustration, Image

    Lewis Carroll was so impressed by John Tenniel’s animated illustrations for this edition of Æsop’s Fables, published in ...

  • Aisle of St Mary’s Church, West Tofts

    Pen and Ink, Pencil drawing Created date: 1848

    St Mary’s Church in West Tofts, Norfolk, was restored and remodelled from 1849 by Augustus Pugin (1812–52). This is Pugi...

  • 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...

  • American abolitionist literature magazine

    Periodical, Illustration, Image

    From 1839 to 1858, a group of female abolitionists from Boston, Massachusetts, edited and published The Liberty Bell, a ...

  • 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 'Examination and committal of Ann...

    Broadside, Ephemera, Illustration, Image

    Henry Ducker (not Tucker as mistakenly reported in this murder broadside), was a soldier of the Coldstream Guards. On t...

  • 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...

  • Chartist meeting held at Kennington Common

    Photograph, Image Created date: 10 April 1848

    This is a daguerreotype (an early form of photograph) of the Chartist meeting held at Kennington Common on 10th April 18...

  • Chowringhee Road

    View, Lithograph, Colour

    This coloured lithograph is plate XXV of Sir Charles D'Oyly's Views of Calcutta and its Environs. Chowringhee Road forme...

  • 'Christmas Tree at Windsor Castle', from the Chris...

    Newspaper, Ephemera, Illustration, Image

    This illustration, showing the royal family gathered round the tree at Windsor Castle, attracted a great deal of attent...

  • 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...

  • Collection of rules for Buddhist nuns

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1846–1853

    This Pāli text, inscribed on lacquered and gilded palm leaf, contains a list of rules for the disciplines of monks and n...

  • 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...