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  • Advertisement for Beecham's Pills

    Musical score, Advertisement, Ephemera, Illustration, Image

    Produced continuously from 1842 until 1998, Beecham’s Pills claimed to cure ‘bilious and nervous disorders’ – conditions...

  • 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...

  • Autograph score of Elgar’s ‘Enigma’ Variations

    Manuscript Created date: 1899

    Edward Elgar’s Variations on an Original Theme, op.36 or 'Enigma' Variations as they are known today was the first work ...

  • Baha’i ‘Revelation’ Writing

    Manuscript Created date: late 19th century

    A collection of ‘revelation writing’, made under the direction of Baha’u’llah. What is ‘revelation writing’? As Baha’u’...

  • 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...

  • Christmas card with picture of tea leaves

    Card, Illustration, Image Created date: c. 19th century

    Sir Henry Cole devised the first Christmas card in 1843, but it wasn’t until the 1880s that festive cards were mass prod...

  • Cigarette Cards depicting soldiers of the West Ind...

    Cigarette card Created date: c. 1890s

    These cigarette cards, and others such as Philips cigarettes, were typical collectors items at the turn of the 20th cent...

  • 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...

  • Delius: Paris

    Manuscript Created date: 1899-1900

    Paris reveals the same painstaking process of revision and search for a title that characterises a number of Delius's or...

  • 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...

  • Enigma Variations by Elgar

    Musical score Created date: 1898-99

    Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations on an Original Theme was one of the first works to bring this English composer to publi...

  • Extracts from the Tipitaka

    Paper folding book, Manuscript Created date: 19th century

    An 19th-century funeral or commemoration book. About the manuscript This Thai folding book (samut khoi) made from mul...

  • Gustav Holst's Sita

    Manuscript Created date: 1899–1906

    At the time when Holst began composing his opera Sita in 1899, Richard Wagner’s influence was prevalent in fin-de-si&egr...

  • Heart of Darkness, as first published in Blackwood...

    Periodical

    Heart of Darkness – the 1899 novella about a merchant boat in the Congo – is an exploration of colonialism and racism. T...