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A full list of the Special Collections at Leeds Central Library. Click on an image to find out more. Or click the link to view a full list of the Treasures.

2009223_168464Leodis: our image archive, featuring thousands of photographs and illustrations of Leeds

The Alf Mattison Collection: newscuttings, journals and manuscripts from the Leeds-born historian, socialist and civil servant

The E.R. Eddison Collection: Manuscript writings from the influential Adel-born fantasy writer
The E.R. Eddison Collection: Manuscript writings from the influential Adel-born fantasy writer

The Arthur E. Grimshaw Collection: paintings, manuscripts and musical scores from the family of John Atkinson GrimshawThe Grimshaw Collection: paintings, manuscripts and musical scores from the family of John Atkinson Grimshaw

The Gascoigne Collection: more than 3,000 books, pamphlets and periodicals, mainly on military and naval historyThe Gascoigne Collection: more than 3,000 books, pamphlets and periodicals, mainly on military and naval history

The Gott Bequest: over 600 books on early English gardening and botanyThe Gott Bequest: over 600 books on early English gardening and botany

The Sanderson Collection: fashion ephemera from the 1770s to the 1950s

The Sanderson Collection: fashion ephemera from the 1770s to the 1950s

The Wing Collection: more than 800 books and pamphlets, mainly from the 17th-century