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Finding-Aid for the Jocelyn Brooke Papers (WTU00017)

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Special Collections Staff

Summary Information
Title: Jocelyn Brooke. Papers,
Creator: Brooke, Jocelyn, 1908-1966
Inclusive dates: 1964-1965.
Extent: ca. 4 items
Call number: WTU00017
Language: English
Repository: Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO 63130

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Users of the collections must read and abide by the Rules for the use of manuscript collection materials.

Users of the collections who wish to use items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in the form) must sign and submit to the Washington University Department of Special Collections a hard copy of the Notification of intent publish manuscript collection materials form.

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Processed by Washington University Department Special Collections Staff. EAD encoded finding-aid completed by Sonya McDonald, August 2004.


Jocelyn Brooke was a prominent British author and naturalist.

Collection Scope and Content Note

Scope and Contents Note

This small collection relating to the prominent British author and naturalist, Jocelyn Brooke, consists of Brooke's manuscripts for an unpublished book, two essays, and a set of page proofs for Marcel Proust: A Biography , Vol. 2, by George D. Painter, which Brooke annotated. The typescript carbon manuscript for the as-yet-unpublished book is entitled Furious and Deadly , and Experiment in Exorcism , and is an autobiographical study of the occult. In it, Brooke explores the varieties of religious experience, personal childhood fears, terror, and unexplained phenomena. The manuscript bears numerous literary and scientific references and illusions, including an examination of Christian Science and its founder Mary Baker Eddy.

Subject Terms

  • Brooke, Jocelyn, 1908-
  • Painter, George D., 1914-