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Until October 2017, access to the medieval manuscript collection and special collections including early printed book, music, and antiquary collections is by appointment, which is being administrated by staff in the Palace Green Library. Please see their website for further details

  • Access to the Cathedral Archives are administered by staff from Durham University. Further information on the Archives and what they hold can be found on their website
  • ARCHON code: 36

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    Collections information

    Persons (56)

    Paper catalogues available to view at The National Archives - (4)

    • NRA 32991 Durham Cathedral Library: MS collections
    • NRA 28047 Herbert Hensley Henson, bishop of Durham: journals, corresp and papers
    • NRA 28624 Joseph Barber Lightfoot, bishop of Durham: corresp and papers
    • NRA 32990 Alwyn Terrell Petre Williams, bishop of Winchester: papers


    These are selected lists of new or additional collections that were acquired by this archive during a specific year. If a date is not displayed there are no accessions for that year.

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