Papers of the author L.M. Boston, consisting of draft material for all of the books in the Green Knowe series; eight other fictional works, including Boston's two adult novels 'Yew Hall' and 'Persephone'; Boston's two volumes of memoirs, 'Memory in a House' and 'Perverse and Foolish'; and some poetry.
L.M. Boston Collection
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Created by L.M. Boston during the course of her career as a writer.
Material is arranged into series as follows:
LMB/01 Green Knowe series
LMB/02 Other fictional works
LMB/03 Non-fiction works
Further information on the arrangement of each series can be found at series level.
Conditions Governing Access
Accessible to all researchers, by appointment only.
Seven Stories, the Centre for Children's Books, was established as a registered charity and company limited by guarantee in 1996, with the aims of preserving, maintaining and adding to a growing and accessible collection of archival material, artwork and printed books relating to modern British children's literature. The collection is intended to form part of the national heritage in an archive and library of present and future historical interest for the public benefit. (See Memorandum of Association)
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright in all original material resides with L.M. Boston's estate.
Deposited with Seven Stories on long-term loan by Diana Boston, L.M. Boston's daughter-in-law and literary executor, in September 2010.