Watercolour, pen and ink illustrations by Elinor Lyon to illustrate her book 'Wishing Water-Gate' (Hodder & Stoughton, 1949). The file contains all of the illustrations which appear in the published work, including the map, as well as three illustrations which were not published in the book.
The illustrations are all numbered on the reverse indicating the order in which they appear in the text, but two different systems of numbering have been used. One system, numbering the illustrations from 1 to 10 in pencil, includes the unpublished illustrations; the other system, numbering from 1 to 7 in pen, is only used on the illustrations used in the published work. The illustrations are arranged here according to the first system, incorporating both published and unpublished illustrations, with a note made in the title field to indicate which are unpublished. All page numbers given refer to the first edition of the book.