Mary Cockett Collection

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1840 MC
  • Dates of Creation
      c 1958-1993
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      2 archive boxes, 5 O/S folders, 1 O/S roll + books

Scope and Content

Archive created by Mary Cockett during the course of her career as a children's writer containing draft material, original artwork, proofs and copies of printed books. The collection includes material relating to both fiction and non-fiction books.

Administrative / Biographical History

Created by Mary Cockett during the course of her career as a writer.


The collection is arranged as follows:

MC/01 Draft material

MC/02 Artwork

MC/03 Proofs

MC/04 Book jackets

MC/05 Inserts removed from printed books

MC/06 Printed books

This division of material according to type, e.g. drafts being kept together and kept separate from proofs, follows the original arrangement of material as it was deposited.

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 Roger Cockett, the creator's son, in 2006.