Columbia University Archives

Professorial Memorial Collection: J. Bartlet Brebner Stephen Koss Garret Mattingly, 1927-1993

Series I: John Bartlett Brebner, 1927-1960s

This series comprises records and documents from the early operations of the John Bartlet Brebner Memorial Fund and the research notes and chapter drafts of Brebner's unfinished manuscript on the history of early modern and industrializing Britain. Material in this series is arranged chronologically.

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Subseries I.1: Memorial Fund, 1927-1960s

This subseries includes organizational and promotional materials that document the creation and early operation of the Brebner Memorial Fund. They include correspondence to and from Webb and other officers of the Memorial Fund, correspondence with various donors, including many former students and colleagues of Brebner, memorials to Brebner, and some of Brebner's personal ephemera.

Box 1 Folder 1 Committee, 1958-1960


Box 1 Folder 2 1959-1977

Box 1 Folder 3 Controller's Office, 1958-1961

Box 1 Folder 4 From Donors, 1958-1960

Box 1 Folder 5 To Donors, 1958-1960

Box 1 Folder 6 General Material, 1957-1960

Box 1 Folder 7 Historiography Project, 1958-1961

Box 1 Folder 8 Microfilm Materials--Lists, 1960s

Box 1 Folder 9 Project Arrangements, 1927-1959

Subseries I.2: Manuscript Research Notes and Drafts, 1950s-1960s

Contained in this subseries are academic articles, newspaper and magazine clippings, and research notes and research materials relevant to Brebner's unfinished historical manuscript on early modern and industrializing Britain, which he was preparing when he died in 1857. These files also contain various drafts of four chapters on Britain in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Box 1 Folder 10 Book Project--General, 1955-1957


Box 1 Folder 11 Chapter-- "Undercurrents," circa, 1950s

Box 1 Folder 12 Chapter Three--"Commitment to Industrialization (1760-1790)," circa, 1950s

Box 1 Folder 13 Chapters, circa, 1950s


Box 1 Folder 14 "Before 1650," circa, 1950s

Box 1 Folder 15 "Cherished Stability (1750)," circa, 1950s

Box 2 Folder 1 to 2 "The Climate of Opinion, 1760-90," circa, 1950s, (2 folders)

Box 2 Folder 3 to 5 "The Changing Polity, 1760-1790 Discarded," circa 1950s, 1760-1790, 1950s, (3 folders)

Box 2 Folder 6 "The Economy About 1760-1790," circa, 1950s

Box 2 Folder 7 "Social Change, 1760-1790," circa, 1950s (Originally marked "Somewhat Slight Needs Pervasive Ideas"), 1950s