Grace Hallworth Collection

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1840 GH
  • Dates of Creation
      c 1978-2001
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      3 archive boxes + 1 artwork box

Scope and Content

Collection of proofs, typescripts, correspondence and draft illustrations for 12 of Grace Hallworth's published works, along with some correspondence from school children. Titles covered in the collection include 'Mouth Open, Story Jump Out' (1984), 'Down by the River' (1990), 'A Web of Stories' (1994), 'Poor Me One' (1994), 'Dancing to the River' (1996), 'Sleep Tight' (1996), 'Gracie's Cat' (1996), 'Going to School' (1996), 'Sing Me A Song' (2001), 'Rhythm and Rhyme' (1995), 'Buy A Penny Ginger' (1998), and 'Cric Crac' (1990).

Administrative / Biographical History

Created by Grace Hallworth during the course of her career as a writer and story-teller.


The collection is arranged into series based on Hallworth's original system of arrangement. Each series within the collection relates either to one title or to one reading scheme, in those cases where Hallworth produced several books for a single scheme. In addition, series GH/08 consists of letters written by school children in response to visits from Hallworth to their schools. Further information on the contents of each series can be found at series level in the catalogue.

The collection was first catalogued prior to receipt of the second batch of material, so it has been necessary to add files to the end of series GH/02 and to the end of the catalogue to accommodate the material received in the second accession. Note is made at file level where material was part of the second accession.

Access Information

Accessible to all researchers, by appointment only.

Custodial History

Donated by the creator in three batches: first accession donated to Seven Stories in 2003, second accession donated in 2007 and third accession donated in 2009.

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