Finding Aid of the Myron Franklin Brightfield Papers

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Finding Aid of the Myron Franklin Brightfield Papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Myron Franklin Brightfield Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1926-1964
Collection number: 1272
Creator: Brightfield, Myron Franklin, 1897-1964
Extent: 36 boxes (18 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Myron Franklin Brightfield (1897-1964) was a professor of English at UC Berkeley (1926- ). His published works include Theodore Hook and his novels (1928), The issue in literary criticism (1932), John Wilson Croker (1940), and Victorian England in its novels, 1840-1870 (1968). The collection consists of research notes, drafts, and card indexes related to Professor Brightfield's studies of Victorian England, and class notes, syllabi, and examinations for courses taught by Brightfield while professor of English at UC Berkeley.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

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Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Myron Franklin Brightfield Papers (Collection 1272). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 709474 

Biography

Brightfield was born on October 31, 1897 in Belleville, Illinois; AB, 1919, AM, 1921, Ph.D, 1926, Harvard University; instructor in English, Indiana University, 1922-24; assistant professor, 1926-35, associate professor, 1935-44, and professor of English, UC Berkeley; published works include Theodore Hook and his novels (1928), The issue in literary criticism (1932), John Wilson Croker (1940), and Victorian England in its novels, 1840-1870 (1968); he died in 1964.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of research notes, drafts, and card indexes related to Professor Brightfield's studies of Victorian England, and class notes, syllabi, and examinations for courses taught by Brightfield while professor of English at UC Berkeley. Includes research material for his books, Victorian England and its novels, 1840-1870, and John Wilson Croker. Also contains two reels of microfilm relating to Victorian novels.

Expanded Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of research notes, drafts, and card indices related to Professor Brightfield's studies of Victorian England, and class notes, syllabi, and examinations for courses taught by Brightfield while Professor of English Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, 1928(?) to 1964.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series
  • Victorian England and its novels (Boxes 1-14, 36).
  • John Wilson Croker (Box 15).
  • Research notes (Boxes 16-28).
  • Chart, Brightfield article reprints (Box 29).
  • Class notes and materials, including essays (Boxes 30-32).
  • Card indexes (Boxes 33-34).
  • Theodore Hook and his novels, microfilm (Box 35).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Brightfield, Myron Franklin, 1897-1964--Archives.
University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of English--Faculty--Archival resources.
Literature teachers--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Manuscripts for publication.


Container List

 

Research materials relating to Victorian England in its novels, 1840-1870 by Myron F. Brightfield (Los Angeles: University of California Library, 1968)

Note

The author and title index was compiled by Norman and Miriam Dudley.
For 1971 edition, see box 36.
Box 1

Title pages.

Box 1

Correspondence.

Box 1

Introduction.

Box 1

Text, vol.1.

Physical Description: (3 folders)
Box 2

Text, vol.2.

Physical Description: (3 folders)
Boxes 2-3

Text, vol.3.

Physical Description: (3 folders)
Boxes 3-4

Text, vol.4.

Physical Description: (3 folders)
Box 4

Research notes. Early Victorian London as depicted in English novels of the period (1840-1870).

Physical Description: (2 vol. in black binders)
Box 5

Early Victorian novel.

Physical Description: (Copy 1, in black binder)
Box 5

Early Victorian sketchbook.

Physical Description: (Copy 1)
Boxes 5-6

Early Victorian love story.

Physical Description: (2 vol. in black binders)
Box 6

Early Victorian provincial life.

Physical Description: (In black binder)
Box 6

Essays: Courtship; house parties; drama.

Physical Description: (In black binder)
Box 7

Novelists' workshop.

Box 7

This England.

Box 7

Town and country.

Box 7

The appointed stations in life.

Box 8

Salaries, fees, and other emoluments.

Box 8

Ladies and gentleman.

Box 8

The life of fashion.

Box 8

They change their skies.

Box 9

Learning and teaching.

Box 9

The path to the altar.

Box 9

The bonds of matrimony.

Box 9

Flavors of Victorian life.

Box 10

Early Victorian provincial life.

Physical Description: (Copy 2 in black binder)
Box 10

Early Victorian London.

Box 10

Love, marriage and the early Victorians.

Physical Description: (In black binder)
Box 11

Victorian England in its novels, 1840-1870.

Physical Description: (Miscellaneous pages)
Box 11

Early Victorian sketchbook.

Physical Description: (Copy 2)
Box 11

Victorian criticism.

Box 12

The subject of literature.

Scope and Content Note

Chapters 1-6.
Box 12

Clippings, generally book reviews.

Boxes 13-14

Victorian England in its novels, 1840-1870.

Physical Description: (6 black binders)
Box 15

John Wilson Croker.

Physical Description: (2 vol. Bound copies/green back)
Box 15

John Wilson Croker by Myron Brightfield (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1940).

Note

For additional material, see also boxes 27, 28, 33, 34.
 

Research Notes

Physical Description: (In folders)
Box 16

A.

Box 16

Bakewell - Briefless.

Box 16

Brontë - Byron.

Box 16

Caddell - Coke.

Box 16

D.

Box 16

Dickens.

Box 16

E.

Box 16

F.

Box 17

G.

Box 17

Mrs. Gaskell.

Box 17

Hall - Hewlett.

Box 17

Hodden - Hutton and Inglow.

Box 17

J.

Box 17

K.

Box 17

L.

Box 17

Maberly - Mayne.

Box 17

Medwin - Murray.

Box 18

N.

Box 18

O.

Box 18

P.

Box 18

R.

Box 18

St. John - Skene.

Box 18

T.

Box 18

Thackeray.

Box 18

V.

Box 19

A.

Box 19

B.

Box 19

C.

Box 19

D.

Box 19

E.

Box 19

F.

Box 19

G.

Box 20

H.

Box 20

I.

Box 20

J.

Box 20

K.

Box 20

L.

Box 20

M.

Box 20

N.

Box 20

O.

Box 20

P.

Box 20

Q.

Box 21

R.

Box 21

S.

Box 21

T.

Box 21

U.

Box 21

V.

Box 21

W.

Box 21

Y.

Box 21

Rejects.

Box 21

Card index - Victorian periodicals.

Box 22

Introduction.

Box 22

Novel in 1835 (I).

Box 22

Dickens (II).

Box 22

Social novel (III).

Box 22

Dickens (IV).

Box 22

Collins, Reade (V).

Box 22

Sensation - Social to 1870 (VI).

Box 22

Thackeray (VII).

Box 22

Brontë - Trollope (VIII).

Box 22

George Eliot (X).

Box 22

Bulwer (Ainsworth), Meredith (XII).

Box 22

Breakdown of E.V. novel (XIII).

Box 22

Present day scholarship on 1840-1870 novel.

Box 22

The Brontës.

Box 22

Charles Reade.

Box 22

General.

Box 22

General 19th century bibliography.

Box 22

Historical novels, 1840-70.

Box 22

[George] Meredith.

Box 22

Minor authors.

Box 22

Minors: First rank.

Box 22

Periodical criticism, 1840-70.

Box 23

Plays, 1840-70.

Box 23

Poetry, 1840-70.

Box 23

Post-1870 essayists.

Box 23

Pre-1840.

Box 23

Prose writings, 1840-70.

Box 23

Publishers.

Box 23

School of Dickens.

Box 23

The Trollopes.

Box 23

Women novelists (X).

Box 23

Notes, Victorian England.

Box 23

Notes.

Physical Description: (In blue and brown binders)
Box 24

The English novel, before 1800-1914.

Physical Description: (In blue binder)
Box 24

England - notes on history, biography, poetry, historical poems, drama, historical drama.

Box 24

England - notes on belles lettres, philosophy, religion, history,[literature], science, social subjects.

Box 24

Notes on criticism.

Physical Description: (In red/tan/black binder)
Box 25

List of Victorian authors.

Box 25

Notes - bibliography, criticism, philosophy, history.

Physical Description: (In orange binder)
Box 25

Notes - England (used).

Box 25

Notes - London (examined or used).

Box 25

Notes - Love and marriage, etc.

Box 25

Notes (not used).

Box 25

Notes on novels.

Box 25

Notes - philosophy & historiography.

Box 25

Notes - Victorian England.

Box 25

Index to Quarterly Review, 1809-1854.

Box 26

The subject of literature.

Physical Description: (In accordion folder)
Box 26

[Transcripts of letters by Robert Hook and Theodore E. Hook].

Physical Description: (In accordion folder)
Box 27

Notes, Victorian novel.

Physical Description: (2 folders)
Box 27

List of Victorian novels, 1840-70.

Box 27

Theodore Hook and his novels. By Myron F. Brightfield (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1928)

Scope and Content Note

Galleys.
On verso of galleys, typed notes re Victorian novels.

Note

See also boxes 33, 34, 35.
Box 27

Research notes - John Wilson Croker.

Note

See also boxes 13, 28, 33, 34.
Box 27

John Wilson Croker: letters, articles.

Box 27

Goethe and English literature.

Box 28

Research notes on John Wilson Croker.

Physical Description: (4 folders)

Note

See also boxes 13, 27, 33, 34.
Box 29

Chronological chart of the Victorian novel.

Box 29

The English middle ages in the historical novel. A story of history in fiction.

Physical Description: (In accordion folder)
Box 29

Proofs. The medical profession in early Victorian England as depicted in the novels of the period (1840-70).

Scope and Content Note

By Myron F. Brightfield (Published in The Bulletin of the History of Medicine, vol. XXXV, no. 3, May-June 1961).
Box 29

The tale of Gamelyn (Term paper?).

Box 29

Reprints of articles by Brightfield.

Physical Description: (6 items)
Box 29

Kappa Sigma Fraternity Certificate of Initiation, 1916.

Box 30

English 110 - notes and exams.

Physical Description: (In accordion folder)
Box 30

English 110 - word lists and exams.

Box 30

English 123 - notes and exams.

Physical Description: (In accordion folder)
Box 30

English 125C - notes.

Box 30

English 125D - Notes.

Physical Description: (In accordion folder)
Box 31

English 200. Literature and research. UC Syllabus, 1950.

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 31

English 202 materials.

Physical Description: (In accordion folder)
Box 31

English 252 - notes.

Box 32

English 262 materials.

Physical Description: (In accordion envelope)
Box 32

English 577. Harvard, 1932.

Box 32

Brightfield essays.

Physical Description: (ca. 150 leaves)
Box 32

All essays - old, unpublished.

Physical Description: (In accordion envelope)
Box 32

UC Committee on Memorial Resolutions re Walter Morris Hart.

Box 33, 34

Card indices (Victorian literature, John Wilson Croker, Theodore E. Hook) and lecture notices.

Box 35

Brightfield, Myron Franklin (1897-1964). Theodore Hook and his novels. [Los Angeles, ca. 1926-27?]

Physical Description: (371pp. Holograph. In bound notebook)
Box 35

Clippings re Theodore Hook and his novels, 1928.

Physical Description: (8 items)
Box 35

Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn (Stevenson) (18l0-1865). Mary Barton. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Incorporated, [c1958]. Introduction by Myron F. Brightfield.

Scope and Content Note

Paperback edition.
Box 35

Early Victorian sketchbook composed from novels of the period (1840-70).

Physical Description: (1 reel microfilm)

Scope and Content Note

[Also], Early Victorian London as depicted in English novels of the period (1849-70) (1 reel microfilm).
Box 36

Brightfield, Myron F. Victorian England in its novels, 1840-1970. Los Angeles: University of California Library, 1971.

Physical Description: (4 vol.)

Scope and Content Note

This is a second impression (1971), of the 1968 edition.
This set is disbound.