Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne deposit

Archive Collection
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 33 SAN
  • Dates of Creation
      17th century - 20th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      4 metres

Scope and Content

Printing plates. John Buddle's writing desk and a Victorian writing slope. Candle mould. Seals.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne is the country’s oldest provincial antiquarian society, founded in 1813. It was founded to foster a deeper understanding of the history and archaeology of north-eastern England. In addition to alibrary, the Society collected a significant number of artefacts at their premises at The Black Gate in Newcastle. Following the opening of the Great North Museum in 2008 and the relocation of the Society's library there, the Society moved out ofThe Black Gate. Some remaining parts of the collection were deposited with other institutions, including Durham University Library.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection has not yet been sorted or catalogued. For this reason, it is not normally possible to consult the collection.

Open for consultation.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Sub-Librarian, Special Collections (e-mail and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. The Library will assistwhere possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.