Research Material

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1840 RW/07
  • Dates of Creation
      c 1960s-1990s
  • Physical Description
      36 files

Scope and Content

Notes, written by Westall, either observational or taken from written sources, originating sources are cited where possible. The series frequently shares themes with other areas of Westall's work and notes were possibly intended to be used as preliminary work for journalistic or fictional pieces, but have thus far remained unidentified with other draft pieces within the collection.


Some arrangement and interpretation was provided by Lindy McKinnel and Laura Cecil prior to donation to Seven Stories. The material was originally kept as unsorted bundles with much duplication and little order. Material was divided by type during the sorting and arrangement process into notebooks, preparatory & research material and drafts. Since it has not possible to consistently date all items, they have been arranged alphabetically by title (where no title is given, the first line of text was used, and where this was not appropriate an assumed, descriptive title allocated).