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Accession Number: 88-021


Professor Barbara Rooke fonds. Additions. -- [ca. 1940-1975]. -- 86 cm of textual records.


Barbara Rooke was educated at Queen's University (M.A.) and the University of London (Ph.D.) where she presumably studied English literature. She was a Professor of English literature at Trent University from 1967 to 1979.


This fonds was in the custody of Victoria College at the University of Toronto before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.


This addition to the fonds consists of the research work of Professor Barbara Rooke with special reference to Samuel Taylor Coleridge and his works.


Title based on creator of fonds.

This fonds was donated by Victoria College, University of Toronto. Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

This fonds is an addition to 82-008.


Box 1


1 Christabel (A)

2 Christabel (B)

3 Christabel (C)

4 Edward Coleridge's autobiography and diary (excerpts)

5 Edward Coleridge: lecture notes, diary of trip in Wales

6 Sarah Coleridge and Henry Reed

7 Sarah's correspondence at University of Texas

8 Sarah's letters to Aubrey de Verse (at University of Texas)

9 Dublin MS 13116

10 British Museum, additional manuscripts: letters

11 British Museum, xeroxes of printed materials

12 Excerpts from catalogue of British Museum

13 Offprints: AUBREY DE VERE, etc

14 Offprints: Coleridge - related materials

15 S.T.C.: Marginalia

16 Miscellaneous STC - related notes

17 Dr. Beddoes, contemporary of STC

18 Coleridge MSS sent to Rooke for comment

19 Offprints: not STC

20 John Lightfoot: paper

21 Correspondence - April 1974 to Oct 1975

22 Personal correspondence, diary notes, etc. including J.M. Barrie letter

23 Personal correspondence, Alan's Hexe

24 Class notes: Bibliography and G.B. Shaw

Box 2

Galleys and near-press proofs of The Friend

Box 3


Friend - early draft, Marginalia (unused)

1 The Friend: critiques and reviews

2 Letters re: The Friend

3 Xeroxes re: The Friend

Box 4


1 Tristan Master's thesis

Tristan Lecture and research notes

3 The Friend bound typescript

4 "Letters to..." card file

Box 5

Materials received in 2013 from Wendy Prystenski, Archives and Special Collections, University of Manitoba:

Offprints and newspaper clippings relating primarily to S.T. Coleridge; one of the articles is by Professor Rooke, while others include notes to her