Barbara Leonie Picard Collection

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1840 BLP
  • Dates of Creation
      c 1932-2009
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      3 archive boxes, 1 artwork box + books

Scope and Content

Surviving papers of the author Barbara Leonie Picard, including drafts of some unpublished stories and novels; pre-publication material, and a small quantity of original artwork, relating to 11 of Picard's published works; reviews for 25 of Picard's published works; professional and personal correspondence; original artwork by the artist and illustrator Charles Stewart; and a complete set of Picard's published works, including foreign language editions of some titles.

Administrative / Biographical History

Created by Barbara Leonie Picard during the course of her career as a writer.


Material is arranged into series and files according to type, as follows:

BLP/01 Unpublished works

BLP/02 Published works

BLP/03 Reviews, press cuttings and publicity

BLP/04 Correspondence and ephemera

BLP/05 Charles Stewart artwork

BLP/06 Printed books

As far as possible, the original system of filing at the time of deposit has been maintained. However, some sorting has been done by the archivist to ensure consistency.

Access Information

Accessible to all researchers, by appointment only.

Appraisal Information

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

Custodial History

Donated to Seven Stories by the creator in 2009.