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Colonial and empire
This collection holds extensive documentation, photographs and correspondence spanning Britain’s colonial era. It includes the Empire Marketing Board posters from the 1930s, which promoted exports and imports across Britain’s colonial empire, including India, Australia, and New Zealand. Unique colonial papers include constitutional documents for the American and Australian colonies, plus treaties and correspondence signed by early presidents of the USA and the first governors of Australia.
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- Imperial calendar, 1901
- Empire Marketing Board 1926-1939, Dairying in Australia
- Empire Marketing Board 1929, Butter imports from the Irish Free State
- Presentation for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee from the Daughters of the American Revolution
- Empire Marketing Board 1926-1939, 'The Empire Shop'
- Empire Marketing Board 1927, 'Highways of Empire'
- Election of burgesses at the General Assembly, James City, Virginia
- Grant for Massachusetts, given to Robert Gorges, December 1622
- Peter Stuyvesant surrenders New Netherland to Nicolls and the British, 1664
- First American newspaper, published in Boston, 1690
- Five Nations Treaty, New York, 1701
- Letter describing the progress of the American War of Independence