Elinor Lyon Collection

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1840 EL
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      16 archive boxes + 1 artwork box

Scope and Content

Surviving papers of the author, Elinor Lyon. The collection includes a significant quantity of draft material relating to unpublished works, including stories and poems written by Elinor Lyon when she was a child; manuscript drafts and author's proofs for her published works; personal papers, including professional correspondence, reviews and financial records; and a quantity of original artwork, including paintings and drawings produced by Elinor Lyon when she was a child and original illustrations for many of Lyon's published works.

Administrative / Biographical History

Created by Elinor Lyon during the course of her lifetime.


The collection is arranged into four series as follows:

  • EL/01 Unpublished work
  • EL/02 Published work
  • EL/03 Personal papers
  • EL/04 Artwork

This reflects the arrangement of the collection at the time of deposit.

Access Information

Accessible to all researchers, by appointment only.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been appraised, and all duplicate material removed.

Custodial History

Papers were kept by Elinor Lyon until her death in 2008, when they were then transferred to the home of Roger Wright, Lyon's eldest son. The collection was donated to Seven Stories by Roger Wright, on behalf of Elinor Lyon's family, in 2009.