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Biographical/Historical note

Scope and Contents note

Arrangement note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Books, 1963-1996

Series II: Articles, 1964-1990

Series III: Lectures, 1984-1992

Series IV: Brief Reviews by Patten, 1966-1997

Series V: Review Articles by Patten, 1970-1984

Series VI: General notecards and fragments, 1964-1993

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Robert L. Patten literary papers, 1963-1997 MS 376



creator Author (aut) Patten, Robert L.
Title: Robert L. Patten literary papers
Dates: 1963-1997
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: 16.0 Linear feet (16 boxes)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center

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.

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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.

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Arrangement note

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)

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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.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Author (aut) Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870
Artist (art) Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878
Subjects
16th- 19th century English literature
19th century

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Related Material

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.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation Note

Robert L. Patten literary papers, 1963-1997, 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.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Books, 1963-1996

Subseries A: Pickwick Papers
Box Folder
1 1 Note cards on characters in Pickwick Papers
2 Personal notes for Pickwick edition: Dedication-XLVII
3 Pickwick note cards
4 Explanatory note cards for Pickwick Papers p. 1-275
5 Explanatory note cards for Pickwick Papers p. 280-594
6 Explanatory note cards for Pickwick Papers p. 597-801
7 Explanatory chapter notes on Dicken's Pickwick Papers
8 Pickwick notes 1963-1964
Box Folder
2 1 Pickwick introduction annotated draft
2 Pickwick final draft 1963-1964
3 Appendices to Penguin Pickwick
4 Pickwick Papers publisher's proof copy: Title- Ch. XX
5 Pickwick Papers publisher's proof copy: Ch. XXI-XLIII
6 Pickwick Papers publisher's proof copy: Ch. XLIV- Appendix B
7 Penguin Books completed publication of Pickwick Papers 1972
8 Pickwick scholarship 1972-1979
Subseries B: George Cruikshank; A Revaluation
Box Folder
3 1 Cruikshank note cards
2 Cruikshank: The Artist and the Author 1872
3 Scholarship and correspondence: Princeton librarians 1970-1978
4 Cruikshank correspondence: Bradburn 1971-1972
5 Cruikshank correspondence: Burton 1972-1974
6 Cruikshank correspondence: Feaver 1972-1974
7 Cruikshank correspondence: Fowles 1971-1973
8 Cruikshank correspondence: Hemstedt 1972
9 Cruikshank correspondence: Harvey 1971-1974
10 Cruikshank correspondence: James 1972-1974
11 Cruikshank correspondence: Johnson 1970-1972
12 Cruikshank correspondence: Kunzle 1972-1977
13 Cruikshank correspondence: Levine 1971-1972
14 Cruikshank correspondence: Paulson 1972-1974
15 Cruikshank correspondence: Searle 1972-1974
16 Cruikshank correspondence: Steig 1971-1974
17 Cruikshank correspondence: Stone 1971-1974
18 Cruikshank correspondence: Vogler 1971-1974
19 Cruikshank correspondence: rejects/na 1970-1972
20 Cruikshank communications from Robert L. Patten 1972-1973
21 Illustrations 1973
22 Cruikshank organization
23 Contributor notes
25 Princeton University Library Chronicle publication 1973-1974
26 Comments on the Cruikshank volume June 1974
Box Folder
4 2 George Cruikshank illustrations
4 George Cruikshank alumni talk slides March 1980
6 George Cruikshank: A Revaluation page proofs
8 George Cruikshank: A Revaluation reissue 1992
Subseries C: Charles Dickens and his publishers
Box Folder
4 9 Charles Dickens and his publishers: replies to copy editor
10 Charles Dickens and his publishers: correspondence
11 Charles Dickens and his publishers: correspondence with Clarendon Press Oxford
12 Charles Dickens and his publishers: correspondence with Jean
13 Charles Dickens and his publishers: Rosenbach Foundation Museum
14 Charles Dickens and his publishers: addenda for second edition
15 Charles Dickens and his publishers: permissions
16 Charles Dickens and his publishers: financial notes and appendices notes
Box Folder
5 2
3 Charles Dickens and his publishers: illustrations
4 Charles Dickens and his publishers: introduction
5 Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter one, "The Professional Author"
6 Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter two, "Boz and Macrone"
7 Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter three note cards
9 Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter three drafts and notes
10 Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter three, "Pickwick Papters" MSS and illustrations
11 Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter four note cards
12 Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter four, "Dickens and the Burlington Street Brigade"
13 Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter five note cards
Box Folder
6 1 Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter five, "'The Best of Publishers, Past, Present, or to Come'"
2 Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter six, "Master Humphrey's clock: 'wind, wind, wind'"
3 Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter seven, "Trouble in Eden: American Notes and Martin"
4 Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter eight, "The Break"
5 Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter nine
6 Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter ten note cards
7 Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter ten, "Dombey and Son, 'the greates success'"
8 Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter eleven note cards
9 Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter eleve, "David Copperfield and the Cheap Edition"
10 Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter twelve note cards
11 Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter twelve, "Bleak House"
12 Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter thirteen note cards
13 Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter thirteen "Working the Copyrights"
14 Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter thirteen final corrected copy
15 Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter thirteen as prospectus
Box Folder
7 1 Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter fourteen note cards
2 Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter fourteen, "Return to Chapman and Hall"
3 Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter fifteen note cards
4 Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter fifteen, "The End"
5 Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter fifteen final copy
6 Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter sixteen, "The Audience Widens"
7 Charles Dickens and his publishers: chapter sixteen final copies
8 Charles Dickens and his publishers: appendices
9 Charles Dickens and his publishers: references
10 Charles Dickens and his publishers: misc. articles
11 Charles Dickens and his publishers: references (A-L)
12 Charles Dickens and his publishers: references (M-Z)
13 Charles Dickens and his publishers: note cards and references (A-C)
14 Charles Dickens and his publishers: note cards and references (D-G)
15 Charles Dickens and his publishers: note cards and references (H-O)
Box Folder
8 1 Charles Dickens and his publishers: note cards and references (P-Z)
2 Charles Dickens and his publishers: microfilm
3 Charles Dickens and his publishers: Contts account financial records
4 Charles Dickens and his publishers: styling book, includes "The Bantam Story: Twenty-Five Years of Paperback Publishing" by Clarence Peterson
5 Charles Dickens and his publishers: footnote proof readings
6 Charles Dickens and his publishers: prefaces and typescript
7 Charles Dickens and his publishers: miscellaneous
8 Charles Dickens and his publishers: financial records concerning sales of Dickens literary works
Box Folder
9 1 Charles Dickens and his publishers: photocopy of manuscript
2-6 Charles Dickens and his publishers: typescript sent to publishers
7 Charles Dickens and his publishers: reviews
8-13 Charles Dickens and his publishers: typescript returned from publishers
Box Folder
10 1-6 Charles Dickens and his publishers: page proofs
7 Charles Dickens and his publishers: reissue 1990
Subseries D: George Cruikshank's life, times and art
Box Folder
10 8-12 George Cruikshank's life, times and art: volume one: 1792-1835, finalized version of all essays
13 George Cruikshank's life, times and art: volume one: 1792-1835, book proof
Box Folder
11 1-5 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
Box Folder
11 6 Cambridge University Press 1994-1996
7 Dickens Project correspondence 1991-1993
8 Preface
9 Simon Eliot essay
10 Peter Manning essay
11 Stephen Gill essay
12 Hillis Miller essay
13 Robert L. Patten essay
14 Linda Huges/ Mike Lund essay
15 Kelly Mays essay
16 Jonathan Rose essay
17 Gerard Curtis essay
18 Catherine Judd essay
19 Catherine Robson essay
20 Maura Ives essay
21 Laurel Brake essay
22 Elizabeth Morrison essay
Box Folder
12 1-4 Literature in the Marketplace: finalized versions of all essays
5-10 Literature in the Marketplace: book proof

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Series II: Articles, 1964-1990

Box Folder
13 1 “The Interpolated Tales in Pickwick Papers” for Dickens Studies 1964
2 “The Art of Pickwick’s Interpolated Tales” for ELH 1967
3 “The Unpropitious Muse and Pickwick’s Interpolated Tales” for Dickens Studies 1967-1969
4 “Boz, Phiz, and Pickwick in the Pound” for ELH
4 “The Sales of Dickens’ Works” for The Critical Heritage: Charles Dickens 1968
6 “Portraits of Pott: Lord Brougham and The Pickwick Papers” 1968-1969
7 “Capitalism and Compassion in Oliver Twist” for Studies in the Novel 1969
8 “The Story-weaver at his Loom: Dickens and the Beginning of The Old Curiosity Shop” for Dickens the Craftsman 1969-1970
9 “A Surprising Transformation: Dickens, Nature and the City” 1970s
10 “The Fight at the Top of the Tree: Vanity Fair vs. Dombey and Son” for SEL 1970
11 “Portraits of Pott: Lord Brougham and The Pickwick Papers” for The Dickensian 1970
12 “A Surprising Transformation: Dickens, Nature, and the Hearth” for Nature and the Victorian Imagination 1972-1977
13 “Pickwick Papers and the Discovery of Serial Fiction” for Rice University Studies August 30, 1974
14 “Autobiography into Autobiography: The Evolution of David Copperfield” for Approaches to Victorian Autobiography 1975-1978
15 Article on Pickwick payments 1976
16 Dickens’ Second American Tour… 1976-1978
17 “Conventions of Georgian Caricature” for Art Journal 1983
18 “Reviewing Reviewing: From the Editor’s Desk” for Literary Reviewing for a Scholarly Audience 1984
19 “I thought of Mr. Pickwick, and wrote the first number” for Dickens Quarterly 1985
20 “George Cruikshank’s Grimm Humor” for Phantasie am langen Zügel 1985-1987
21 “Taking a Walk; or Setting Forth from Gateshead” for Approaches to Teaching Jane Eyre 1989-1991
22 “George Cruikshank’s Private Day Book, 1810-1825” for Princeton University Library Chronicle
23 “Waltzing with Witches” for Review of Contemporary Fiction 1990

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Series III: Lectures, 1984-1992

Box Folder
13 24 “Dickens: Doubles: Twain: Twins” for Nineteenth Century Fiction 1984-1985
25 “In Search of Cruikshank” for Swarthmore College Bulletin 1992

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Series IV: Brief Reviews by Patten, 1966-1997

Box Folder
14 1 Review of Circle of Fire…for Dickens and the Twentieth Century 1966
2 “So Much Pains about the Chalk-Faced Kid” for Dickens Studies 1967
3 Review of “Putting Quilp to Rest” for Victorian Society Newsletter 1969
4 Review of “The Serpent” (Rice Players) 1971
5 Review of The Old Curiosity Shop for The Dickensian 1972
6 Review of The Anatomy of College English for AAUP Review 1973
7 Review of Trollope: His Life and Art 1975
8 Review of Oscar Wilde: A Biography 1976
9 Review of Charles Dickens, The Public Readings for Nineteenth Century Fiction 1976
10 Review of Until the Colors Fade 1977
11 Review of Dickens’ Apprentice Years: The Making of a Novelist 1977
12 Review of Victorian Novelists and Publishers for Analytical and Enumerative Bibliography 1977
13 Review of Charles Dickens: His Tragedy and Triumph 1977
14 Review of The Triumph of the Novel…for The Dickensian 1978
15 Review of The Dickens Myth: Its Genius and Structure for Novel: A Forum on Fiction 1979
16 Review of Dickens: A Life 1979
17 Review of Dickens and Charity for American Historical Review 1979
18 Review of Steig and Buchanan books for Nineteenth Century Fiction 1979
19 Review of numerous books for Review 1980
20 Review of Cohen and Vogler books for Nineteenth Century Fiction 1981
21 Review of painting books for Victorian Studies 1981
22 Review of Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth for American Book Collector 1982
23 Review of Jerome Charyn: Artist as Mytholept for Novel: A Forum on Fiction 1983
24 Review of Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth for Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 1984
25 Review of Kaplan and Davies for Dickens Studies Newsletter 1985
26 Review of The Images of the Middle Ages in Romantic and Victorian Literature for American Historical Review 1986
27 Review of Schlicke and Timko et.al. books for Victorian Studies 1987
28 Review of The Common Writer: Life in Nineteenth Century Grub Street for Review 1987
29 Review of The History of the Comic Strip, Vol.2 for Print Quarterly 1991
30 Review of The Printed Image and the Transformation of Popular Culture for American Historical Review 1993
31 Review of Authors and Owners: The Invention of Copyright for Sharp 1994-1995
32 Review of The Dent Uniform Edition of Dickens’ Journalism for ANQ 1995
33 Review of Some Patterns and Trends in British Publishing for PBSA 1995
34 Review of Radical Satire and Print Culture for JEGP 1996
35 Review of Victorian Fiction: Writers, Publishers, Readers for Studies in the Novel 1996
36 Review of The Age of Caricature... for American Historical Review 1997

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Series V: Review Articles by Patten, 1970-1984

Box Folder
14 37 Oliver Twist paperbacks review, 1970s
38 Review of The Victorian City: Images and Realities 1975
39 Review of Dickens bibliographies for Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 1983
40 “Recent Dickens Studies: 1982” for Dickens Studies Annual 1984

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Series VI: General notecards and fragments, 1964-1993

Box Folder
14 41 The Old Curiosity Shop notes May 1964
42 David Copperfield edition for Bantam Books, Inc. 1967
43 The Ruined Garden: Studies in the Imagination of Charles Dickens 1968
44 “Dickens Time and Again” 1970
45 “This Gift of Transferred Life” for Times Literary Supplement 1980
46 Report on Dickens’ Working Notes for His Novels 1982
47 “Charles Dickens and Serial Publications” for FIPSE 1987
48 Report on Institution and the Individual Talent: The Commodity Text in Nineteenth Century England 1992
49 “The Canon and the Sophomore Survey” for Handbook of College Teaching 1992-1993
Box
15 Note cards on Dickens’ various works

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