• This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1840 EL/01/02
  • Dates of Creation
      1941-c 1986
  • Physical Description
      19 files; 4 boxes

Scope and Content

Manuscript and typescript drafts of 18 complete, unpublished novels by Elinor Lyon, as well as draft material for several unfinished novels. All titles given are Elinor Lyon's own, and are taken directly from the drafts.


The files are arranged roughly into chronological order, beginning with the earliest drafts. Files EL/01/02/01-06 are all dated, and these drafts were written between 1941 and 1947. The other drafts in the series are not dated but can be roughly divided into two groups - EL/01/02/07-14, which all appear to have been written while Elinor Lyon was living in Rugby between circa 1958 and 1975, and EL/01/02/15-19, which all appear to have been written after Elinor Lyon and her husband moved to Harlech, Wales, in 1975.