Rosemary Manning Collection

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1840 RM
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      2 archive boxes, 1 OS folder + 22 books

Scope and Content

Collection of drafts, correspondence and other associated material relating to some of Rosemary Manning's books for children. The collection also includes first editions of all of Manning's books for children, along with some American and foreign language editions, and inscribed first editions of several books by Catherine Storr, who was a close friend of Rosemary Manning.

Administrative / Biographical History

Created by Rosemary Manning during the course of her career as a writer.


The collection is arranged as follows:

RM/01 Drafts

RM/02 Correspondence

RM/03 Press cuttings

RM/04 Photographs

RM/05 R. Dragon model

RM/06 Printed books

This reflects the arrangement of material at the time of deposit.

Access Information

Accessible to all researchers, by appointment only.

Appraisal Information

The collection has been appraised and duplicate material removed.

Custodial History

Donated to Seven Stories by Lis Whitelaw, executor of Rosemary Manning's estate, in 2007. The creator's other papers, relating to adult titles, have been deposited with the Women's Library.