When answering these questions, consider what additional sources you would use to explore the subject more thoroughly, and where you might find them.
- Is there a ‘myth’ surrounding Rupert Brooke and if so, how it was created?
- In addition to the sources mentioned in this section, reflect on the administrative history of relevant archival collections, which may have been used by biographers.
- Archival documents weren’t usually created for the purpose of historical research. Is it important to reflect on the intended audience when reading archival documents?
- Can anyone be truly objective when using archives?
- Can biographies and edited volumes of letters preserve the contextual information which is found in an archive?
Why keep the papers of Rupert Brooke when so much has been published?