A Guide to the John Brick Book Manuscript, ca. 1956 Brick, John Book Manuscript Ms2008-098

A Guide to the John Brick Book Manuscript, ca. 1956

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2008-098


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Processed by: John M. Jackson, Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2008-098
Title
John Brick Book Manuscript ca. 1956
Physical Characteristics
1 container; 0.2 cu. ft.
Creator
Brick, John
Language
English
Abstract
Typescript manuscript draft of John Brick's Civil War novel, Jubilee (published by Doubleday in 1956).

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the John Brick Book Manuscript must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: John Brick Book Manuscript, Ms2008-098 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Acquisition Information

The John Brick Book Manuscript was purchased by Special Collections.

Processing Information

The processing and description of the John Brick Book Manuscript commenced and was completed in December 2008.


Biographical Information

John Brick, author of historical novels and children's books, was born in Newburgh, New York in 1922. After attending the Newburgh Free Academy, Brick studied creative writing at Columbia University. He served as editor of Export Trade from 1945 to 1949. In 1950, Troubled Spring became his first published novel, followed by The Raid, Homer Crist, The Rifleman, and Jubilee, which was published in 1956. During the 1960s, Brick served as a staff writer for Life magazine; assistant to the president of the University of Toledo, Ohio; and on the staff of the U. S. Senate Permanent Investigations Subcommittee. John Brick died in 1973.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of an undated typescript draft of John Brick's Civil War novel, Jubilee, which follows the fictional 195th New York Infantry as it joins Sherman's army at the Battle of Lookout Mountain and participates in Sherman's "march to the sea." The draft comprises 498 double-spaced pages (the final page, 499, is missing). The draft contains no handwritten or other revisions.

Arrangement

The collection retains its original arrangement, by page number.

Related Material

Brick, John, Jubilee (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1956). PS3503 .R4 J9 1956 Civil War Spec.

Separated Material


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Contents List

Book Manuscript ca. 1956
  • Box-folder 1-1
    Pages [i]-[iii], 1-122 \
  • Box-folder 1-2
    Pages 123-238 \
  • Box-folder 1-3
    Pages 239-369 \
  • Box-folder 1-4
    Pages 370-498 \