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Alison Uttley Papers

Summary Information
Title: Alison Uttley Papers
Dates: 1931-1967
Creator: Uttley, Alison, 1884-
Extent: 2.7 linear feet (manuscript material); .125 cubic feet (illustrative material)
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1649
Abstract:
Alison Uttley's papers comprise production materials for forty-one short stories, two novels, a play, eight collections of legends and stories, and eleven collections of essays, many of which are partly or wholly autobiographical or biographical. All were created between 1931 and 1967. Production materials include manuscript and illustrative material. Correspondence consists of one letter from a school child, and Uttley's suggestions for illustrators and printers.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.

Copyright:

This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


Arrangement

Ambush of Young Days, 1937

Ambush of Young Days, 1940

Carts and Candlesticks, 1948

Cobbler's Shop, and Other Tales, 1950

Country Child, 1931

Country Things, 1946

Cuckoo in June, 1964

Enchantment, 1966

Farm on the Hill, 1941

Farm on the Hill, 1949

Fir-Trees and the Christmas Tree, 1950

Flower Show, The, 1955

Fuzzypeg Goes to School, 1938

Going to the Fair, 1951

Grey Rabbit and the Circus, 1961

Grey Rabbit and the Wandering Hedgehog, 1967

Grey Rabbit Finds a Shoe, 1958

Grey Rabbit's Hospital, 1961

Grey Rabbit's May Day, 1963

Gypsy Hedgehogs, The, 1953

Hare and the Easter Eggs, 1952

Hare and Guy Fawkes, 1956

Hare Joins the Home Guard, 1942

High Meadows, 1938

How Little Grey Rabbit Got Back Her Tail, 1930

John at the Old Farm, 1960

John Barleycorn; Twelve Tales of Fairy and Magic, 1948

Little Grey Rabbit Goes to the Sea, 1954

Little Grey Rabbit Makes Lace, 1948

Little Grey Rabbit Makes Lace, 1950

Little Grey Rabbit's Birthday, 1944

Little Grey Rabbit's Christmas, 1939

Little Grey Rabbit's Paint-Box, 1956

Little Grey Rabbit's Party, 1936

Little Grey Rabbit's Valentine, 1953

Little Grey Rabbit's Washing Day, 1940

Little Knife Who Did All the Work, The, 1962

Little Red Fox and Cinderella, 1956

Little Red Fox and the Magic Moon, 1958

Little Red Fox and the Wicked Uncle, 1963

Miscellaneous manuscript, circa 1930-circa 1955?

Moldy Warp, the Mole, 1940

Mouse, the Rabbit, and the Little White Hen, The, 1955

Mouse Telegrams, 1955

Mr. Toad's Toadstool, 1950?

Mr. Stoat Walks In, 1957

Mrs. Mouse Spring-Cleans, 1952

Sam Pig Goes to the Seaside; Sixteen Stories of Sam Pig, 1958

Sam Pig Storybook, The, 1965

Snug and Serena Count Twelve, 1959

Snug and Serena Go To Town, 1961

Snug and Serena Meet a Queen, 1949

Snug and Serena Pick Cowslips, 1950

Snug and the Chimney-Sweeper, 1953

Snug and the Silver Spoon, 1957

Something for Nothing, 1960

Speckledy Hen, 1945

Spicewoman's Basket, and Other Tales, 1942

Story of Fuzzypeg the Hedgehog, 1952

Swans Fly Over, 1959

Tim Rabbit and Company, 1959

Tim Rabbit's Dozen, 1962

Toad's Castle, 1952

Traveller in Time, 1939

Washerwoman's Child; A Play on the Life and Stories of Hans Christian Andersen, 1942

Water Rat's Picnic, 1940

Wild Honey, 1962

Year in the Country, 1957

Your Ever, Sam Pig, 1951


Biographical Sketch

A prolific English author whose career spanned almost fifty years, Alison Uttley was best known for creating Little Grey Rabbit, a character who, with an assortment of friends, appeared in more than 30 books. Uttley's childhood in Derbyshire, England at the turn of the century became the basis of her stories, her fairy tales, and her books of essays and reminiscences.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author , vol. 188, p. 198-202 and Contemporary Authors , vol. 53-56, p. 556-557.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production material, organized by title, including manuscript and illustrative material for sixty-three titles produced between 1931 and 1967. Manuscript materials include holographs, typescripts, corrected typescripts (some marked for the printer), typescript carbons and typescript corrected carbons, corrected galley proofs, corrected page proofs, publisher's dummies. Illustrative materials include pencil illustrations and artist's proofs. Other materials include holograph correspondence from a child and the author's notes for illustrators and for the printers.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Uttley, Alison, 1884-
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Ambush of Young Days 1937 
Note  : , 1937
Box M. F. 789
Page proof, corrected (286 p.)  Box M. F. 789
 
Ambush of Young Days 1940 
Note  : , 1940
Box M. F. 798
Page proof, corrected (1943 printing) (208 p.)  Box M. F. 798
 
Page proof, corrected (1945 printing) (208 p.)  Box M. F. 798
 
Carts and Candlesticks 1948 
Note  : , 1948
Box M. F. 798
Page proof, corrected (156 p.)  Box M. F. 798
 
Cobbler's Shop, and Other Tales 1950 
Note  : , 1950
Box M. C. 385
Paste-up dummy, corrected with holograph pre-pages, and pencil illustrations and illstrator's proofs laid in, 20 illustrations, 21 proof illustrations (168 p.)  Box M. C. 385
 
Country Child 1931 
Note  1931
Box M. F. 798
Page proof, corrected (1943 printing) (216 p.)  Box M. F. 798
 
Country Things 1946 
Note  1946
Box M. F. 798
Page proof, corrected (148 p.)  Box M. F. 798
 
Cuckoo in June 1964 
Note  1964
Box M. F. 799
Galley proof, corrected (34 p.)  Box M. F. 799
 
Page proof, corrected (128 p.)  Box M. F. 799
 
Enchantment 1966 
Note  1966
Box M. F. 799
Typescript, corrected (13 p.)  Box M. F. 799
 
Galley proof (4 p.)  Box M. F. 799
 
Farm on the Hill 1941 
Note  1941
Box M. F. 799
Page proof, corrected (2nd impression) (316 p.)  Box M. F. 799
 
Farm on the Hill 1949 
Note  1949
Box M. F. 799
Page proof, corrected (288 p.)  Box M. F. 799
 
Fir-Trees and the Christmas Tree 1950 
Note  1950
Box M. F. 799
Typescript, corrected (11 p.)  Box M. F. 799
 
Flower Show, The 1955 
Note  1955
Box M. F. 799
Typescript, corrected (11 p.)  Box M. F. 799
 
Fuzzypeg Goes to School 1938 
Note  1938
Box M. F. 799
Holograph (17 p.)  Box M. F. 799
 
Going to the Fair 1951 
Note  1951
Box M. F. 799
Typescript, corrected (30 p.)  Box M. F. 799
 
Grey Rabbit and the Circus 1961 
Note  1961
Box M. F. 799
Typesript, corrected (24 p.)  Box M. F. 799
 
Typescript, carbon (22 p.)  Box M. F. 799
 
Galley proof, corrected (17 p.)  Box M. F. 799
 
Grey Rabbit and the Wandering Hedgehog 1967 
Note  1967
Box M. F. 799
Typescript, corrected carbon (15 p.)  Box M. F. 799
 
Grey Rabbit Finds a Shoe 1958 
Note  1958
Box M. F. 799
Typescript, corrected (13 p.)  Box M. F. 799
 
Grey Rabbit's Hospital 1961 
Note  1961
Box M. F. 799
Typescript, corrected carbon (9 p.)  Box M. F. 799
 
Typescript, carbon (1 p.)  Box M. F. 799
 
Grey Rabbit's May Day 1963 
Note  1963
Box M. F. 799
Typescript, corrected (16 p.)  Box M. F. 799
 
Gypsy Hedgehogs, The 1953 
Note  1953
Box M. F. 799
Typescript, corrected (15 p.)  Box M. F. 799
 
Typescript, corrected carbon (14 p.)  Box M. F. 799
 
Hare and the Easter Eggs 1952 
Note  1952
Box M. F. 799
Typescript, corrected carbon (18 p.)  Box M. F. 799
 
Hare and Guy Fawkes 1956 
Note  1956
Box M. F. 799
Typescript, corrected (14 p.)  Box M. F. 799
 
Hare Joins the Home Guard 1942 
Note  1942
Box M. F. 799
Typescript, corrected carbon (18 p.)  Box M. F. 799
 
High Meadows 1938 
Note  1938
Box M. F. 800
Publisher's dummy (372 p.)  Box M. F. 800
 
How Little Grey Rabbit Got Back Her Tail 1930 
Note  1930
Box M. F. 800
Galley proof, uncorrected (6 p.)  Box M. F. 800
 
John at the Old Farm 1960 
Note  1960
Box M. F. 800
Typescript, corrected (110 p.)  Box M. F. 800
 
John Barleycorn; Twelve Tales of Fairy and Magic 1948 
Note  1948
Box M. F. 800
Page proof, corrected (184 p.)  Box M. F. 800
 
Little Grey Rabbit Goes to the Sea 1954 
Note  1954
Box M. F. 800
Typescript, corrected (15 p.)  Box M. F. 800
 
Little Grey Rabbit Makes Lace 1948 
Note  1948
Box M. F. 800
Typescript, carbon (17 p.)  Box M. F. 800
 
Little Grey Rabbit Makes Lace 1950 
Note  1950
Box M. F. 800
Typescript, corrected, with end matter (21 p.)  Box M. F. 800
 
Little Grey Rabbit's Birthday 1944 
Note  1944
Box M. F. 800
Typescript, corrected (20 p. )  Box M. F. 800
 
Little Grey Rabbit's Christmas 1939 
Note  1939
Box M. F. 800
Holograph (1 p.)  Box M. F. 800
 
Typescript, corrected carbon (18 p.)  Box M. F. 800
 
Little Grey Rabbit's Paint-Box 1956 
Note  1956
Box M. F. 800
Typescript, corrected carbon (13 p.)  Box M. F. 800
 
Little Grey Rabbit's Party 1936 
Note  1936
Box M. F. 800
Typescript, corrected carbon (19 p.)  Box M. F. 800
 
Little Grey Rabbit's Valentine 1953 
Note  1953
Box M. F. 800
Typescript, corrected (17 p.)  Box M. F. 800
 
Correspondence from a school child, holograph (1 p.)  Box M. F. 800
 
Little Grey Rabbit's Washing Day 1940 
Note  1940
Box M. F. 800
Typescript, corrected carbon (20 p.)  Box M. F. 800
 
Little Knife Who Did All the Work, The 1962 
Note  1962
Box M. F. 800
Typescript, corrected partial carbon, with contents and a postscript (118 p.)  Box M. F. 800
 
Typescript, corrected (80 p.)  Box M. F. 800
Box M. F. 801
Galley proof, corrected (31 p.)  Box M. F. 801
 
Galley proof, corrected, illustrator's proofs laid in (31 p.)  Box M. F. 801
 
Page proof, corrected (120 p.)  Box M. F. 801
 
Little Red Fox and Cinderella 1956 
Note  1956
Box M. F. 801
Page proof (184 p.)  Box M. F. 801
 
Little Red Fox and the Magic Moon 1958 
Note  1958
Box M. F. 801
Typescript, corrected (29 p.)  Box M. F. 801
 
Typescript, corrected carbon (16 p.)  Box M. F. 801
 
Typescript, corrected carbon, illustrator's proofs laid in (14 p.)  Box M. F. 801
 
Page proof (76 p.)  Box M. F. 801
 
Little Red Fox and the Wicked Uncle 1963 
Note  1963
Box M. F. 801
Typescript, corrected (13 p.)  Box M. F. 801
 
Miscellaneous manuscript circa 1930-circa 1955? 
Note  circa 1930-circa 1955?
Box M. F. 801
Holograph, corrected, headed "Robin the Postman" (1 p.)  Box M. F. 801
 
Holograph and typescript, corrected (1 p.)  Box M. F. 801
 
Moldy Warp, the Mole 1940 
Note  1940
Box M. F. 801
Holograph (3 p.)  Box M. F. 801
 
Typescript, corrected (15 p.)  Box M. F. 801
 
Typescript, corrected carbon (1 p.)  Box M. F. 801
 
Mouse, the Rabbit, and the Little White Hen, The 1955 
Note  1955
Box M. F. 801
Typescript, corrected (12 p.)  Box M. F. 801
 
Mouse Telegrams 1955 
Note  1955
Box M. F. 801
Typescript, corrected carbon (14 p.)  Box M. F. 801
 
Publisher's dummy, blueprint (2 p.)  Box M. F. 801
 
Mr. Toad's Toadstool 1950? 
Note  1950?
Box M. F. 801
Typescript, corrected (24 p.)  Box M. F. 801
 
Mr. Stoat Walks In 1957 
Note  1957
Box M. F. 801
Typescript, corrected (16 p.)  Box M. F. 801
 
Publisher's dummy, blueprint (66 p.)  Box M. F. 801
 
Mrs. Mouse Spring-Cleans 1952 
Note  1952
Box M. F. 801
Typescript, corrected carbon (14 p.)  Box M. F. 801
 
Sam Pig Goes to the Seaside; Sixteen Stories of Sam Pig 1958 
Note  1958
Box M. F. 801
Typescript, corrected (110 p.)  Box M. F. 801
 
Typescript, corrected carbon (108 p.)  Box M. F. 801
 
Front matter dummy (8 p.)  Box M. F. 801
 
Typescript (table of contents) (1 p.)  Box M. F. 801
 
Illustration sheet proof (19 p.)  Box M. F. 801
 
Page proof, corrected (148 p.)  Box M. F. 801
 
Sam Pig Storybook, The 1965 
Note  1965
Box M. F. 802
Page proof (352 p.)  Box M. F. 802
 
Snug and Serena Count Twelve 1959 
Note  1959
Box M. F. 802
Page proof (84 p.)  Box M. F. 802
 
Snug and Serena Go To Town 1961 
Note  1961
Box M. F. 801
Typescript, corrected (13 p.)  Box M. F. 801
 
Snug and Serena Meet a Queen 1949 
Note  1949
Box M. F. 801
Typescript, corrected (15 p.)  Box M. F. 801
 
Snug and Serena Pick Cowslips 1950 
Note  1950
Box M. F. 801
Typescript, corrected (58 p.)  Box M. F. 801
 
Snug and the Chimney-Sweeper 1953 
Note  1953
Box M. F. 802
Typescript, corrected (14 p.)  Box M. F. 802
 
Snug and the Silver Spoon 1957 
Note  1957
Box M. F. 802
Typescript, corrected (30 p.)  Box M. F. 802
 
Something for Nothing 1960 
Note  1960
Box M. F. 802
Typescript, corrected (110 p.)  Box M. F. 802
 
Galley proof, corrected (68 p.)  Box M. F. 802
 
Page proof, corrected (128 p.)  Box M. F. 802
 
Layout notes (5 p.)  Box M. F. 802
 
Speckledy Hen 1945 
Note  1945
Box M. F. 803
Typescript, corrected (110 p.)  Box M. F. 803
 
Spicewoman's Basket, and Other Tales 1942 
Note  1942
Box M. F. 803
Page proof, corrected (130 p.)  Box M. F. 803
 
Story of Fuzzypeg the Hedgehog 1952 
Note  1952
Box M. F. 803
Typescript, corrected carbon (18 p.)  Box M. F. 803
 
Swans Fly Over 1959 
Note  1959
Box M. F. 803
Galley proof, corrected (78 p.)  Box M. F. 803
 
Page proof, corrected (144 p.)  Box M. F. 803
 
Tim Rabbit and Company 1959 
Note  1959
Box M. F. 803
Page proof, corrected (256 p.)  Box M. F. 803
 
Tim Rabbit's Dozen 1962 
Note  1962
Box M. F. 803
Holograph and typescript, corrected (71 p.)  Box M. F. 803
 
Typescript, corrected carbon (73 p.)  Box M. F. 803
 
Page proof, corrected (84 p.)  Box M. F. 803
 
Toad's Castle 1952 
Note  1952
Box M. F. 803
Typescript, corrected (39 p.)  Box M. F. 803
 
Traveller in Time 1939 
Note  1939
Box M. F. 804
Typescript, corrected (173 p.)  Box M. F. 804
 
Washerwoman's Child; A Play on the Life and Stories of Hans Christian Andersen 1942 
Note  1942
Box M. F. 804
Page proof, corrected (120 p.)  Box M. F. 804
 
Water Rat's Picnic 1940 
Note  1940
Box M. F. 804
Typescript, corrected partial carbon (17 p.)  Box M. F. 804
 
Wild Honey 1962 
Note  1962
Box M. F. 804
Typescript, corrected partial carbon (116 p.)  Box M. F. 804
 
Typescript, corrected (144 p.)  Box M. F. 804
 
Page proof, corrected (132 p.)  Box M. F. 804
 
Correspondence (1 p.)  Box M. F. 804
 
Year in the Country 1957 
Note  1957
Box M. F. 804
Page proof, corrected (222 p.)  Box M. F. 804
 
Your Ever, Sam Pig 1951 
Note  1951
Box M. F. 804
Page proof, corrected (222 p.)  Box M. F. 804