Archive created by Diana Wynne Jones during the course of her life and career as a writer. The collection contains stories and other compositions written by Jones when she was a child; draft material relating to 49 published works by Jones, including novels and short stories; draft material relating to numerous unpublished works, including plays, novels and poetry; correspondence and personal papers, including professional correspondence; drafts of articles and talks by or about Jones; and copies of some of Jones' published works, including some foreign language editions.
Diana Wynne Jones Collection
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Created by Diana Wynne Jones during the course of her life and career.
The collection is arranged into 6 sub-fonds/series as follows:
- DWJ/01 Juvenilia
- DWJ/02 Published work
- DWJ/03 Unpublished work
- DWJ/04 Correspondence and personal papers
- DWJ/05 Articles and talks
- DWJ/06 Printed books
Further information on the arrangement of each sub-fonds/series can be found at lower levels of the catalogue.
Conditions Governing Access
Accessible to all researchers, by appointment only.
Seven Stories, the Centre for Children's Books, was established as a registered charity and company limited by guarantee in 1996, with the aims of preserving, maintaining and adding to a growing and accessible collection of archival material, artwork and printed books relating to modern British children's literature. The collection is intended to form part of the national heritage in an archive and library of present and future historical interest for the public benefit. (See Memorandum of Association)
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright in all original material resides with Diana Wynne Jones' estate.
The collection has been appraised, and all duplicate material removed.
Donated to Seven Stories by the creator in 2010. Some sorting and listing of the material was done by Diana Wynne Jones and her agent, Laura Cecil, prior to deposit.