Charles Ivey Patterson collection

Charles Ivey Patterson collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Patterson, Charles I., (Charles Ivey), 1913-
Title: Charles Ivey Patterson collection
Dates: 1940-1983
Quantity: 6.4 Linear feet (3 document boxes, 5 flat boxes, 1 oversized box )
Coll. Number: ms2657

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Ivey Patterson received his Masters degree in language arts from Emory University in 1940 and his Doctorate in philosophy of English at the University of Illinois in 1950. He served as Sandy Beaver Professor of English at the University of Georgia until his retirement in 1983. Many of his most extensive and rewarding studies involved the Romantic writers and poets.

Scope and Content Note

The Charles Ivey Patterson Collection consists of materials collected during a long and fruitful career as student, teacher and romantic scholar. Included are papers written by Dr. Patterson while studying for a bachelor's degree in English language and literature at Emory University as well as papers and studies of various English writers and poets written later in his career. Dr. Patterson received his master's degree in language Arts from Emory in 1940 and his doctorate in philosophy of English at the University of Illinois in 1950. He served as Sandy Beaver Professor of English at the University of Georgia until retirement in 1983.

Many of his most extensive and rewarding studies involved the Romantic Writers and poets. He published several works on the daemon in Romantic literature including The Daemonic in the Poetry of John Keats. Another important area of study was examined in his doctoral thesis at U. of Illinois

The Romantic Critics Conception of the Novel. Along with manuscripts of these works, the screen play Pilgrims of Eternity: The Romantic Rebels is included in this collection. This work is the result of many years of effort to present a historically accurate and honorable account of the lives and work of John Keats. Percy Byssbe Shelley and Lord Byron. Dr. Patterson was never able to see the work made into film. His death in May of 1989 was the end of a long and passionate study of our language, literature and thought.

Boxes 1 through 3 contain correspondence, course notes, student papers. Dr. Patterson's works, some personal materials, etc.

Boxes 4 through 8 contain both his master's and doctoral theses and manuscripts of his screen play and book.

Box 9 contains certificates, plague, diplomas, floppy disk of Wordsworth material and a cassette tape.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824
Devil in literature.
English teachers--Georgia--Athens.
Keats, John, 1795-1821
Manuscripts (document genre)
Romanticism--Study and teaching.
Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822
University of Georgia. -- Faculty

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles Ivey Patterson collection, 1940-1983. MS 2657. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Series 1: Subject Files

1Accomplishments-"History of English..."
3Behn, Aphra; term paper, 1947
4Browning; term paper, 1940
5Byron; Manfred
6Class rolls
7Class rolls
9Coleridge; Kubla Kahn
10Coleridge; Unidentified Criticism...
13Correspondence, 31 May 1945
14Correspondence, 1974
15Correspondence, 1975-1976
16Correspondence: Joseph Campbell
17Correspondence: Patterson Collection
18Correspondence: Young Romantics
19Correspondence: departmental (U. of Arkansas)
20Correspondence: departmental (U. of Georgia)
21Daemon in English Romantics
23English Prose Fiction
24English Prose Fiction : Outline
26Fellowship proposal; U. of Arkansas
27Financial papers
28Fullington Academy
31 Hazlitt's Criticism in Retrospect...
32 Historical Outline...; term paper, 1947
33 History of English Criticism...; Heidler
1Keats; Endymion
2 Major English Romantics; contents & prospects
3Mary Sue Thompson Patterson Fund
4Milton; term paper
5Milton; term paper, 1947
6Milton; term paper, 1947
7Miscellaneous; personal
8Miscellaneous; photos/postcards/prints
12Notes, Byron
13Notes, miscellaneous
14Noyes lecture
15Period outline, 1603-1711
1Plato/Shelley; term paper, 1948
2 Poems for Growing Old
3Pope; term paper, 1948
4Publication list
5 Quality of Mind: A Plea...
6Sandy Beaver Teaching Professorship
7Shelley, bust
8Statement of Research Project, U. of Arkansas
9Streaking, UGA
10Student papers
11Student papers
12Sue Patterson, death
13Teacher evaluation, 1977
14Teacher evaluation, 1978
15Teacher evaluation, 1981
16Teacher evaluation, 1982
17Teacher evaluation, 1983
18Term papers, misc.
19Thesis, folders
20Thesis, fragment
22Wordsworth; Introduction to the Career...
23Wordsworth, Peter Bell
24Wordsworth, Prelude
25Wordsworth; speech

Series 2: Writings

4 The Daemonic in the Poetry of John Keats, manuscript, bookcover
5 Pilgrims of Eternity: The Romantic Rebels, screen play: rough
6 Pilgrims of Eternity: The Romantic Rebels, screen play; final draft
7 The Predecessors of Pickwick Papers; thesis, Emory University, 1940
8 The Romantic Critics' Conception of the Novel: Hazlitt, Coleridge, and DeQuincey; doctoral thesis, U. of Illinois, 1950
9Certificates, diplomas, plaque, Master's thesis, Emory University: The Predecessors of Pickwick Papers