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Horrocks Collection

This collection, named after Jeremiah Horrocks, a Lancashire astronomer and the first to predict the Transit of Venus in 1639, consists of ephemera relating to the Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory on Moor Park in Preston. It also includes materials related to George Gibbs, the collection’s curator and inventor of the heliochronometer. Read More

Livesey Collection

Journals, monographs, bound pamphlets, and other non-textual items including lantern slides, posters, banners, textiles, crockery, and ephemera that represent temperance societies and culture from the 19th century on. Materials come from Band of Hope groups and the Rechabite Friendly Societies. Other included works relate to non-conformist religious groups in the… Read More