Tod, Alison Douglas, fl 1940-1949 (Children's book illustrator and author)
- Existence: fl 1940s - 1949
Alison Douglas Tod was a children's book author and illustrator active in the 1940s. She and her father Richard, who was also an author and illustrator, settled on Newport-on-Tay after moving from Edinburgh to Dundee.
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
This series contains works from Scottish author and illustrator, Alison Douglas Tod.
Handbound, typewritten booklet written and illustrated by Alison Douglas Tod, Newport-on-Tay, 1935.
Booklet containing several children's stories, poems, and comics. It was published by John Leng & Co. in London. There is no author mentioned in the booklet, but it could be either Richard Tod, who had published with John Leng before, or his daughter Alison, who also published in the mid-20th century.
A booklet of 10 fairy stories concerning teeth. Published by D & W Gibbs, Ltd, a soap manufacturer in London.
This file contains a combination of pencil sketches and more complete ink and painted drawings. The main subject is Alison Tod's character, Sally Ann, but there is also a pencil and coloured pencil drawing of dancing women.
Draft cover letter to the Annuals Editor at Thomas Nelson & Sons for a submission of Alison Tod's work.
This folder contains typewritten stories: "Old Scowlie", "Miniver Mouse", "Chubby, the China Piggy, and his Secret Sorrow', "Robert Rabbit, Rogue" and "Dilly Dolly".
This file contains illustrations in various stages of development: pencil sketches, coloured pencils, and paint. The drawings all pertain to stories written by Alison Douglas Tod. There are also some written notes concerning a story about the character Sally Ann. The drawings include what was known as a "golliwog", a character created in 1895 by Florence Kate Upton that was popular until the 1960s-70s but was later perceived as a racist caricature.
This folder contains mostly ink drawings on thick paper, but some are painted. The drawings pertain to the stories written by Alison. Some of the drawings are signed, which includes her address. The drawings include what was known as a "golliwog", a character created in 1895 by Florence Kate Upton that was popular until the 1960s-70s but was later perceived as a racist caricature.