Patricia Cornwell Collection of 19th Century Popular Culture
This collection of manuscript materials does not include rough drafts or notes from Patricia Cornwell’s own writing. It consists of materials she collected as part of her very extensive research. In addition to notebooks, pamphlets, and newspaper articles about medicine and crime, it includes primary source documents about the abolition movement, suffragettes, Prince Albert-Victor and other 19th century celebrities, education, and literature.
- 1715-1976, bulk 1818-1915
- Majority of material found within 1818 - 1915
The material in this collection is in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Manuscript and University Archives collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.
Conditions Governing Use
The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.
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This collection of manuscript materials does not include rough drafts or notes from Patricia Cornwell’s own writing. It consists of materials she collected as part of her very extensive research. In addition to notebooks, pamphlets, and newspaper articles about Medicine and Crime, it includes primary source documents about the abolition movement, suffragettes, Prince Albert-Victor and other 19th century celebrities, education, and literature.
Patricia Cornwell was born on June 9, 1956 to Sam and Marilyn (Zenner) Daniels, in Miami, Florida. She graduated from Davidson College in 1979 and worked for the Charlotte Observer before spending six years at the Chief Medical Examiner’s office in Virginia. After college, she was married to Charles Cornwell from 1980 to 1989, and in 2006 she married Staci Gruber.
Cornwell sold her first book, Postmortem, in 1990. It won five major book awards in a single year and launched her very successful and prolific writing career. In addition to her well-known Kay Scarpetta forensic novels, her bibliography includes biographies, cookbooks, and a children’s book. She has had 29 books on the New York Times best sellers list and has won numerous awards for her writing. Cornwell is also an active philanthropist, supporting several causes within her wide-ranging interests. Her donation of books and materials to UTK Special Collections, in keeping with her eclectic curiosity, includes many topics other than forensic medicine.
These documents were donated to Special Collections in 2012 by Patricia Cornwell, as part of the larger Patricia Cornwell Collection which also includes published material catalogued in Rare Books.
- Abolition movement -- 1840-1850.
- Armed Forces -- Officers
- Autograph albums -- Europe.
- Caricatures -- 1870-1890
- Court records
- Mathematics -- Problems, exercises, etc.
- Medical colleges
- Medicine -- Study and teaching.
- Penny dreadfuls
- Psychiatry -- History.
- Science -- Periodicals.
- Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States.
- Trials (Murder)