Jan Mark Collection

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1840 JM
  • Dates of Creation
      c 1976-2005
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      21 archive boxes

Scope and Content

Contains material relating to Jan Mark's works for children, as well as material for one adult novel. Material includes draft manuscripts and typescripts, correspondence, proofs, research material, artwork, and other ephemera.

Administrative / Biographical History

Created by Jan Mark in the course of her writing career.


The material has been arranged into series as follows:

JM/01 - Novels

JM/02 - Adult Works

JM/03 - Published Short Stories

JM/04 - Short Novels and Books for Early Readers

JM/05 - Picture Books

JM/06 - Uncollected or Unpublished Short Stories

Material within each series has been arranged by order of publication.

Access Information

Accessible to all researchers, by appointment only.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

21 boxes: 82 four flap folders

Appraisal Information

Material has been appraised: duplicates and material not relevant to our collecting remit have been removed.

Custodial History

The archive was donated to Seven Stories by Jan Mark in 2005.