||Original Acquisition (R12574)
||The Christine Brooke-Rose Papers consist of original and carbon copy typescripts,
manuscripts, computer printouts, notebooks, correspondence, clippings, galley proofs,
original and photocopy page proofs, offprints, documents, printed genealogies, publishing
contracts, royalty statements, family papers, electronic files, and digital images,
in date from 1893 to 2005 (bulk 1957-1992). The material is arranged in five series:
Works, 1897-1997; II. Reviews, 1955-1992; III. Correspondence, 1956-1999; and IV.
Personal/Family, 1893-2005. The Works series is arranged in three subseries: Books,
and Poetry. The Reviews series is divided into two subseries: Reviews by Christine
Brooke-Rose and Reviews of Works by Christine Brooke-Rose. The Correspondence series
subseries: Business Correspondence and Personal Correspondence.
||All of Brooke-Rose's major works up to 1992 are represented in some form. Many early
versions of works are present, and these often reveal original titles. In the folder
the discarded titles of works are indicated with quotation marks, and the final titles
italicized. Where Brooke-Rose had labeled varying versions of manuscripts, those labels
retained and indicated in the folder list with single quotation marks. In keeping
Brooke-Rose's tendency toward chronological order, works and personal/family papers
also been arranged in chronological order. Reviews and correspondence remain in the
chronological order established by Brooke-Rose.
||Most of the correspondence is incoming correspondence from publishers, agents, editors,
friends, colleagues, and students. Among the correspondents are Brigid Brophy, Frank
Kermode, Peter du Sautoy, Muriel Spark, Raleigh Trevelyan, and Michael Westlake. All
correspondents are included in the Index of Correspondents.
||Among the personal and family materials in the collection are documents and correspondence
relating to Brooke-Rose's education, career, wartime service, marriages, and divorces.
||Atari computer disks that were received with the collection have been reformatted
Macintosh's operating system. The texts of the files were compared with manuscripts
present in the collection; when the texts differed, the computer files were printed.
printouts are grouped together by computer disk. Due to the computer reformatting,
fonts, and some diacritics are not the way they appeared on Brooke-Rose's original
||Brooke-Rose's personal copies of her books, anthologies containing her work, offprints,
periodicals containing her work have been withdrawn from the collection and cataloged
the Center's book holdings. Some copies are signed or annotated by Brooke-Rose.
||1997 Addition (G10692)
||This addition to the Ransom Center’s cataloged Christine Brooke-Rose Papers consists
handwritten manuscripts and typescripts of her works, offprints, tearsheet, correspondence,
publishing contracts, royalty statements, interviews, and works about Brooke-Rose,
to 1997 (bulk 1990-1997). The material is organized in three series: I. Works, II.
Correspondence, and III. About Brooke-Rose, reflecting the organization of her original
gift. The Works series is arranged in three subseries: A. Novels, B. Articles and
and C. Reviews. The Correspondence series is divided into two subseries: A. Business
Personal. All material in this collection is in the original order, usually chronological,
arranged by Brooke-Rose.
||The Works series largely consists of material for Brookes-Rose’s autobiographical
Remake (1996). Included are holograph manuscripts and
typescripts, and a first edition paperback version, all with holograph revisions.
Next is also represented with holograph manuscript as well as
a series of three "print outs." The articles subseries contains Brooke-Rose's first
published piece, on Gerard Manley Hopkins (1947), as well as later writings. Reviews
about Brooks-Rose’s novels complete the Works series.
||Business correspondence includes contracts and royalty statements, as well as communication
with publishers and editors. Personal correspondence is arranged in chronological
1990 to 1996. Family letters and university correspondence regarding the University
Paris, posts offered, and invitations to speak are also present.
||The final series contains diverse material about Brooke-Rose, including plans for
Martin's book of essays on her.
||2000 Addition (G11681)
||This addition to the Christine Brooke-Rose Papers includes typescript drafts of Next and Subscript, research notes for
Subscript, a French translation of a passage of Thru, reviews, articles and information about Brooke-Rose, as well
as correspondence (1996-1999) with editors and publishers, university invitations,
personal correspondence. The addition is organized in two Series: I. Works and Associated
Material, and II. Correspondence, 1996-1999.
||Folder titles are taken from Ms. Brooke-Rose's contents descriptions.