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Patricia Wrightson Papers

Summary Information
Title: Patricia Wrightson Papers
Dates: 1968-1974
Creator: Wrightson, Patricia
Extent: 6 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1737
Collection contains typescripts and galley proofs for two children's books.

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.


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.


The Nargun and the Stars, 1974

A Racecourse for Andy, 1968

Biographical Sketch

Patricia Wrightson was born on June 19, 1921 in New South Wales, Australia. She has been a writer since the 1950s, with over 20 books to her credit. She is noted as the most distinguished writer for children in her native Australia.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 112, pp. 202-206.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains typescripts and galley proofs for two children's books.

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.
  • Wrightson, Patricia
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
The Nargun and the Stars 1974 
Note  New York: Atheneum, 1974
Box MF 856
typescript, corrected carbon (171 p.)  Box MF 856
galley proof, corrected (66 p.)  Box MF 856
A Racecourse for Andy 1968 
Note Horder, Margaret
New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, 1968
Box MF 856
typescript, corrected (128 p.)  Box MF 856