John Lawrence Collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Line drawings and prints by John Lawrence created to illustrate nine titles, including books written by Robert Westall, Kevin Crossley-Holland, Martin Waddell, Christine Butterworth and Philip Pullman.

Administrative / Biographical History

Created by John Lawrence during the course of his career as an illustrator.

Arrangement

Material is sorted into series/files according to title, with series/files arranged in order of publication date as follows:

JLa/01 'The Christmas Cat', 'The Christmas Ghost' & 'The Christmas Spirit'

JLa/02 'The Night Mare'

JLa/03 'The Old Stories: Folk Tales from East Anglia and the Fen Country'

JLa/04 'This Little Chick'

JLa/05 'Tiny's Big Adventure'

JLa/06 'Seahorse: The Shyest Fish in the Sea'

JLa/07 'Once Upon a Time in the North'

Conditions Governing Access

Accessible to all researchers, by appointment only.

Custodial History

The prints from 'The Old Stories' were loaned to Seven Stories by John Lawrence for use in the Tales for the Telling exhibition in 2000, and then permanently donated to Seven Stories once the exhibition ended. The prints for 'This Little Chick' were loaned to Seven Stories by John Lawrence for use in the Over the Hills exhibition in 2003, and then donated to Seven Stories once the exhibition ended. The rest of the material in this collection was donated to Seven Stories by John Lawrence in 2009.