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Papers relating to Prince Albert’s contribution to matters of state

Great Exhibition Papers from the Royal Library

This collection consists of published and unpublished papers held by the Royal Library, relating to the Great Exhibition of 1851, and covers the period 1849-1852.

Included are the three volumes of the Great Exhibition of the industry of all nations: official descriptive and illustrate catalogue, published in 1852. The collection also consists of a series of manuscript papers which include correspondence and reports relating to the organisation of the Exhibition, and a group of poems, hymns and prayers written for the Great Exhibition of 1851.