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Discover the wide variety of topics in the Library collections, explore our free digitised material, and search for original documents in our archives and manuscripts.

Digital collections

Manuscript as seen through an iPad Credit: Wellcome Library, London

Archives and manuscripts guides

A red-faced sun rises above a city. Watercolour painting after Salomon Trismosin. Credit: Wellcome Library, London

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Colour associations and mental imagery. Plate IV from 'Inquiries into Human Faculty and its Development' by Francis Galton. Credit: Wellcome Library

About the collections

'The most popular agent' trade card illustration by Starkey and Palen. Credit: Wellcome Library, London