Barbara Jones Collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Collection of original artwork by Barbara Jones to illustrate 'Timothy Tramcar', written by Edith Ray Gregorson (c 1950), and a small amount of related material. The collection includes some material created by B.C. Bloomfield (1931-2002), who acquired the artwork as part of his private collection of the work of Barbara Jones.

Administrative / Biographical History

Created by Barbara Jones during the course of her career as an artist and illustrator.

Conditions Governing Access

Accessible to all researchers, by appointment only.

Custodial History

This collection previously belonged to B.C. Bloomfield (1931-2002), a leading authority on and collector of the work of Barbara Jones. It would appear that Bloomfield purchased the collection of 'Timothy Tramcar' material circa 1999 from the bookseller Niall Devitt. The collection's previous provenance is unclear. After his death, B.C. Bloomfield's entire collection of Barbara Jones material was put up for sale by Ash Rare Books and this material was purchased from Ash Rare Books by Seven Stories in 2006.