Joan Lingard Collection

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1840 JL
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      6 archive boxes

Scope and Content

This collections contains the draft typescripts of several of Joan Lingard's children's books, as well as related material such as background notes, and some correspondence relating to Lingard's early works 'The Twelfth Day of July' and 'Across The Barricades' (the typescripts of these novels are not included within the collection). Also included are printed books donated with the archival material, many of which are signed first editions.

Administrative / Biographical History

Created by Joan Lingard in the course of her writing career.


Material has been arranged as follows. The typescripts of Lingard's children's novels have been arranged by order of publication. The correspondence has been sorted by sender and then into chronological order.

JL/01 Drafts of Children's Books

JL/02 Notes

JL/03 Correspondence

JL/04 Books

Access Information

Accessible to all researchers, by appointment only.

Appraisal Information

Exact duplicates and blank pages have been removed.

Custodial History

Donated by Joan Lingard to Seven Stories in 2006.