Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Robert L. Patten literary papers, 1963-2014 MS 376



creatoraut Patten, Robert L.
Title: Robert L. Patten literary papers
Dates: 1963-2014
Abstract:These Papers represent a portion of the literary career of Dr. Robert L. Patten of Rice University. His writings reflect his interests in Victorian graphic art, history of 19th century publishing, and renowned author Charles Dickens along with renowned illustrator George Cruikshank. Formats include drafts, notes and correspondence related to Dr. Patten's books, articles, lectures and reviews.
Identification: MS 376
Quantity: 18 Linear Feet (18 boxes)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical/Historical note

Robert L. Patten, the Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Humanities at Rice University, was born on April 26, 1939 in Oklahoma City. He received his B.A. from Swarthmore College in 1960. He went on to earn an M.A. (1962) and Ph.D. (1965) from Princeton University. After college, Patten lectured in English at Bryn Mawr College, leaving there in 1969 to take a position as Assistant Professor in the English Department at Rice University, where he became a full professor in 1976. In 1991 and 1992 Patten chaired Rice’s English Department. The author of dozens of articles and reviews on nineteenth-century British literature, Patten used the materials in this collection to write a two-volume biography of George Cruikshank, entitled George Cruikshank’s Life, Times, and Art (vol. 1, 1992; vol. 2, 1996). In 1999 The Guardian, a British newspaper, called Patten’s biography one of the best books of the 1990s. Robert L. Patten was a Fulbright Scholar from 1963 to 1964 and a Guggenheim Fellow in 1980. He was also chosen as a Couper Scholar in 2004, served as president of the Rice University Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa from 1991 to 1994 and 1997 to 2002, and chaired the Dickens Society in 1973 and 1974. Patten has served in numerous capacities at Rice University, including the Sallyport Award Committee (1986-87), the Advisory Committee on Parking (1992-94), and the University Review Board (1982-84). In addition to George Cruikshank’s Life, Times, and Art, Patten is the author of Charles Dickens and His Publishers(1978), and editor of George Cruikshank: A Revaluation(1974) and Literature in the Marketplace: Nineteenth-Century British Publishing and Reading Practices (1995). He also serves as editor of Studies in English Literature and founded and briefly edited the periodical Dickens Studies Newsletter.


Scope and Contents note

These papers represent a portion of the lietrary career of Dr. Robert L. Patten of Rice Unviersity. His writings reflect his interests in Victorian graphic art, history of 19th century publishing, and renowned author Charles Dickens along with renowned illustrator George Cruikshank. Formats include drafts, notes and correspondence related to Dr. Patten's books, articles, lectures and reviews.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged in the following series: Series I: Books (arranged by publication date) Series II: Articles (arranged by publication date) Series III: Lectures (arranged by publication date) Series IV: Reviews (arranged by publication date) Series V: Review Articles (arranged by publication date) Series VI: Other/ Fragments (arranged by format)

Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access Note

This material is open for research. Permission to publish material from the Robert L. Patten Literary papers must be obtained from the Woodson research Center, Fondren Library.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.


Index Terms

papers (document genres)
16th- 19th century English literature
Nineteenth century
aut Patten, Robert L.
aut Dickens, Charles
art Cruikshank, George

Related Materials

Robert L. Patten: George Cruikshank research materials http://library.rice.edu/collections/WRC/finding-aids/manuscripts/0493.

Rice University Master of Graduate House records (Bob Patten) http://library.rice.edu/collections/WRC/finding-aids/manuscripts/gradstudentmaster.

Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 records, 1959-2003 http://library.rice.edu/collections/WRC/finding-aids/university-archives/SEL-1500-1900-records.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation Note

Robert L. Patten literary papers, 1963-2014, MS 376 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The collection was a gift donated by Dr. Robert L. Patten March 16, 1999.

Accruals Note

Materials are expected to be added to this collection.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Books, 1963-1996

Subseries A: Pickwick Papers
BoxFolder
Note cards on characters in Pickwick Papers
Personal notes for Pickwick edition: Dedication-XLVII
Pickwick note cards
Explanatory note cards for Pickwick Papers p. 1-275
Explanatory note cards for Pickwick Papers p. 280-594
Explanatory note cards for Pickwick Papers p. 597-801
Explanatory chapter notes on Dicken's Pickwick Papers
Pickwick notes 1963-1964
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Pickwick introduction annotated draft
Pickwick final draft 1963-1964
Appendices to Penguin Pickwick
Pickwick Papers publisher's proof copy: Title- Ch. XX
Pickwick Papers publisher's proof copy: Ch. XXI-XLIII
Pickwick Papers publisher's proof copy: Ch. XLIV- Appendix B
Penguin Books completed publication of Pickwick Papers 1972
Pickwick scholarship 1972-1979
Subseries B: George Cruikshank; A Revaluation
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Cruikshank note cards
Cruikshank: The Artist and the Author 1872
Scholarship and correspondence: Princeton librarians 1970-1978
Cruikshank correspondence: Bradburn 1971-1972
Cruikshank correspondence: Burton 1972-1974
Cruikshank correspondence: Feaver 1972-1974
Cruikshank correspondence: Fowles 1971-1973
Cruikshank correspondence: Hemstedt 1972
Cruikshank correspondence: Harvey 1971-1974
Cruikshank correspondence: James 1972-1974
Cruikshank correspondence: Johnson 1970-1972
Cruikshank correspondence: Kunzle 1972-1977
Cruikshank correspondence: Levine 1971-1972
Cruikshank correspondence: Paulson 1972-1974
Cruikshank correspondence: Searle 1972-1974
Cruikshank correspondence: Steig 1971-1974
Cruikshank correspondence: Stone 1971-1974
Cruikshank correspondence: Vogler 1971-1974
Cruikshank correspondence: rejects/na 1970-1972
Cruikshank communications from Robert L. Patten 1972-1973
Illustrations 1973
Cruikshank organization
Contributor notes
Princeton University Library Chronicle publication 1973-1974
Comments on the Cruikshank volume June 1974
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George Cruikshank illustrations
George Cruikshank alumni talk slides March 1980
George Cruikshank: A Revaluation page proofs
George Cruikshank: A Revaluation reissue 1992
Subseries C: Charles Dickens and his publishers
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Charles Dickens and his publishers: replies to copy editor
Charles Dickens and his publishers: correspondence
Charles Dickens and his publishers: correspondence with Clarendon Press Oxford
Charles Dickens and his publishers: correspondence with Jean
Charles Dickens and his publishers: Rosenbach Foundation Museum
Charles Dickens and his publishers: addenda for second edition
Charles Dickens and his publishers: permissions
Charles Dickens and his publishers: financial notes and appendices notes
Charles Dickens and his publishers: B&E records
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Charles Dickens and his publishers: B&E records
Charles Dickens and his publishers: illustrations
Charles Dickens and his publishers: introduction
Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter one, "The Professional Author"
Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter two, "Boz and Macrone"
Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter three note cards
Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter three drafts and notes
Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter three, "Pickwick Papters" MSS and illustrations
Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter four note cards
Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter four, "Dickens and the Burlington Street Brigade"
Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter five note cards
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Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter five, "'The Best of Publishers, Past, Present, or to Come'"
Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter six, "Master Humphrey's clock: 'wind, wind, wind'"
Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter seven, "Trouble in Eden: American Notes and Martin"
Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter eight, "The Break"
Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter nine
Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter ten note cards
Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter ten, "Dombey and Son, 'the greates success'"
Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter eleven note cards
Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter eleve, "David Copperfield and the Cheap Edition"
Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter twelve note cards
Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter twelve, "Bleak House"
Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter thirteen note cards
Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter thirteen "Working the Copyrights"
Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter thirteen final corrected copy
Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter thirteen as prospectus
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Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter fourteen note cards
Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter fourteen, "Return to Chapman and Hall"
Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter fifteen note cards
Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter fifteen, "The End"
Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter fifteen final copy
Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter sixteen, "The Audience Widens"
Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter sixteen final copies
Charles Dickens and his publishers: appendices
Charles Dickens and his publishers: references
Charles Dickens and his publishers: misc. articles
Charles Dickens and his publishers: references (A-L)
Charles Dickens and his publishers: references (M-Z)
Charles Dickens and his publishers: note cards and references (A-C)
Charles Dickens and his publishers: note cards and references (D-G)
Charles Dickens and his publishers: note cards and references (H-O)
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Charles Dickens and his publishers: note cards and references (P-Z)
Charles Dickens and his publishers: microfilm
Charles Dickens and his publishers: Contts account financial records
Charles Dickens and his publishers: styling book, includes "The Bantam Story: Twenty-Five Years of Paperback Publishing" by Clarence Peterson
Charles Dickens and his publishers: footnote proof readings
Charles Dickens and his publishers: prefaces and typescript
Charles Dickens and his publishers: miscellaneous
Charles Dickens and his publishers: financial records concerning sales of Dickens literary works
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Charles Dickens and his publishers: photocopy of manuscript
Charles Dickens and his publishers: typescript sent to publishers
Charles Dickens and his publishers: reviews
Charles Dickens and his publishers: typescript returned from publishers
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Charles Dickens and his publishers: page proofs
Charles Dickens and his publishers: reissue 1990
Subseries D: George Cruikshank's life, times and art
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George Cruikshank's life, times and art: volume one: 1792-1835, finalized version of all essays
George Cruikshank's life, times and art: volume one: 1792-1835, book proof
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George Cruikshank's life, times and art: volume one: 1792-1835, book proof
Subseries E: Literature in the marketplace: nineteenth-century British publishing and reading practices
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Cambridge University Press 1994-1996
Dickens Project correspondence 1991-1993
Preface
Simon Eliot essay
Peter Manning essay
Stephen Gill essay
Hillis Miller essay
Robert L. Patten essay
Linda Huges/ Mike Lund essay
Kelly Mays essay
Jonathan Rose essay
Gerard Curtis essay
Catherine Judd essay
Catherine Robson essay
Maura Ives essay
Laurel Brake essay
Elizabeth Morrison essay
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Literature in the Marketplace: finalized versions of all essays
Literature in the Marketplace: book proof



Series II: Articles, 1964-1990

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“The Interpolated Tales in Pickwick Papers” for Dickens Studies 1964
“The Art of Pickwick’s Interpolated Tales” for ELH 1967
“The Unpropitious Muse and Pickwick’s Interpolated Tales” for Dickens Studies 1967-1969
“Boz, Phiz, and Pickwick in the Pound” for ELH
“The Sales of Dickens’ Works” for The Critical Heritage: Charles Dickens 1968
“Portraits of Pott: Lord Brougham and The Pickwick Papers” 1968-1969
“Capitalism and Compassion in Oliver Twist” for Studies in the Novel 1969
“The Story-weaver at his Loom: Dickens and the Beginning of The Old Curiosity Shop” for Dickens the Craftsman 1969-1970
“A Surprising Transformation: Dickens, Nature and the City” 1970s
“The Fight at the Top of the Tree: Vanity Fair vs. Dombey and Son” for SEL 1970
“Portraits of Pott: Lord Brougham and The Pickwick Papers” for The Dickensian 1970
“A Surprising Transformation: Dickens, Nature, and the Hearth” for Nature and the Victorian Imagination 1972-1977
“Pickwick Papers and the Discovery of Serial Fiction” for Rice University Studies August 30, 1974
“Autobiography into Autobiography: The Evolution of David Copperfield” for Approaches to Victorian Autobiography 1975-1978
Article on Pickwick payments 1976
Dickens’ Second American Tour… 1976-1978
“Conventions of Georgian Caricature” for Art Journal 1983
“Reviewing Reviewing: From the Editor’s Desk” for Literary Reviewing for a Scholarly Audience 1984
“I thought of Mr. Pickwick, and wrote the first number” for Dickens Quarterly 1985
“George Cruikshank’s Grimm Humor” for Phantasie am langen Zügel 1985-1987
“Taking a Walk; or Setting Forth from Gateshead” for Approaches to Teaching Jane Eyre 1989-1991
“George Cruikshank’s Private Day Book, 1810-1825” for Princeton University Library Chronicle
“Waltzing with Witches” for Review of Contemporary Fiction 1990



Series III: Lectures, 1984-1992

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“Dickens: Doubles: Twain: Twins” for Nineteenth Century Fiction 1984-1985
“In Search of Cruikshank” for Swarthmore College Bulletin 1992



Series IV: Brief Reviews by Patten, 1966-1997

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Review of Circle of Fire…for Dickens and the Twentieth Century 1966
“So Much Pains about the Chalk-Faced Kid” for Dickens Studies 1967
Review of “Putting Quilp to Rest” for Victorian Society Newsletter 1969
Review of “The Serpent” (Rice Players) 1971
Review of The Old Curiosity Shop for The Dickensian 1972
Review of The Anatomy of College English for AAUP Review 1973
Review of Trollope: His Life and Art 1975
Review of Oscar Wilde: A Biography 1976
Review of Charles Dickens, The Public Readings for Nineteenth Century Fiction 1976
Review of Until the Colors Fade 1977
Review of Dickens’ Apprentice Years: The Making of a Novelist 1977
Review of Victorian Novelists and Publishers for Analytical and Enumerative Bibliography 1977
Review of Charles Dickens: His Tragedy and Triumph 1977
Review of The Triumph of the Novel…for The Dickensian 1978
Review of The Dickens Myth: Its Genius and Structure for Novel: A Forum on Fiction 1979
Review of Dickens: A Life 1979
Review of Dickens and Charity for American Historical Review 1979
Review of Steig and Buchanan books for Nineteenth Century Fiction 1979
Review of numerous books for Review 1980
Review of Cohen and Vogler books for Nineteenth Century Fiction 1981
Review of painting books for Victorian Studies 1981
Review of Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth for American Book Collector 1982
Review of Jerome Charyn: Artist as Mytholept for Novel: A Forum on Fiction 1983
Review of Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth for Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 1984
Review of Kaplan and Davies for Dickens Studies Newsletter 1985
Review of The Images of the Middle Ages in Romantic and Victorian Literature for American Historical Review 1986
Review of Schlicke and Timko et.al. books for Victorian Studies 1987
Review of The Common Writer: Life in Nineteenth Century Grub Street for Review 1987
Review of The History of the Comic Strip, Vol.2 for Print Quarterly 1991
Review of The Printed Image and the Transformation of Popular Culture for American Historical Review 1993
Review of Authors and Owners: The Invention of Copyright for Sharp 1994-1995
Review of The Dent Uniform Edition of Dickens’ Journalism for ANQ 1995
Review of Some Patterns and Trends in British Publishing for PBSA 1995
Review of Radical Satire and Print Culture for JEGP 1996
Review of Victorian Fiction: Writers, Publishers, Readers for Studies in the Novel 1996
Review of The Age of Caricature... for American Historical Review 1997



Series V: Review Articles by Patten, 1970-1984

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Oliver Twist paperbacks review, 1970s
Review of The Victorian City: Images and Realities 1975
Review of Dickens bibliographies for Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 1983
“Recent Dickens Studies: 1982” for Dickens Studies Annual 1984



Series VI: General notecards and fragments, 1964-1993

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The Old Curiosity Shop notes May 1964
David Copperfield edition for Bantam Books, Inc. 1967
The Ruined Garden: Studies in the Imagination of Charles Dickens 1968
“Dickens Time and Again” 1970
“This Gift of Transferred Life” for Times Literary Supplement 1980
Report on Dickens’ Working Notes for His Novels 1982
“Charles Dickens and Serial Publications” for FIPSE 1987
Report on Institution and the Individual Talent: The Commodity Text in Nineteenth Century England 1992
“The Canon and the Sophomore Survey” for Handbook of College Teaching 1992-1993
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Note cards on Dickens’ various works



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Series VII: Oversize items
General
Cruikshank tems separated from box 8.



Series VIII: Book, Charles Dickens and 'Boz' : the birth of the industrial-age author

General
Published 2012.
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Introduction
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Epilogue
Supplements



Series IX: Correspondence, academic notes and ephemera

BoxFolder
Barnaby Rudge
Great Expectations, endings materials
Oliver Twist materials and background
Nicholas Nickelby materials
Oxford Handbook
Basnett, Kattie
Bassett, Troy J.
Hammond, Mary
O'Malley, Patrick R.
Womac, Elizabeth
Leah Price, book review
Mangham / Shattock papers
Croll Lecture, Gettysburg College, April 3, 2003
Croll Lecture and Gettysburg College information
Dickens Project, UC, Santa Cruz, CA, July 28, 2003
BBC broadcast, December 29, 2011
Lillian Nayder reference letter, 2012
Dickens lecture, University of Kent, February 29, 2012
Tale of Four Cities conference, 2012
SHARP, 2013
Houston Seminar, 2013
Syracuse University lecture, September 15, 2013
David Vincent Day lecture
Jaya Hariprasad reference letter
John Southerland Festschrift
Heather Elliott papers
MLS / CS courses
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Diana Hobby funeral, 2014
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Patten employment papers
Patten, annual report
Patten, awards