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Discussion

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?

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