University of York, Borthwick Institute for Archives
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The Borthwick Institute is an archive of historic records, in particular those relating to the diocese of York; the York NHS Trust; the business archives of Rowntree Mackintosh, Terry's and Vickers Scientific Instuments; the archives of the Earls of Halifax and other family and estate papers; and the Atkinson Brierly Collection of architectural plans.
To view records an appointment should be made with the archive searchroom. The institute is part of the University of York.
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