Guide to the Robert Adams papers

Processed by Melissa Brewer, 2011.

Special Collections & Archives
The UCR Libraries
P.O. Box 5900
University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
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Email: specialcollections@ucr.edu
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert Adams papers
Date (inclusive): circa 1975-1988, undated.
Date (bulk): circa 1980-1987
Collection Number: 186
Creator: Adams, Robert, 1933-
Extent: 14.0 linear feet (22 document boxes, unboxed material)
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Abstract: This collection is comprised of typescripts, galley proofs, page proofs, and other material related to the writings of Robert Adams, an author/editor of science fiction and fantasy. Includes material related to the book series' Horseclans and Castaways in Time as well as the anthology Friends of the Horseclans. A significant portions of the collection is focused on the following titles: Coming of the Horseclans, Death of a Legend, The Seven Magical Jewels of Ireland, and Of Quests and Kings.
Languages: The collection is in English.

Access

This collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item]. Robert Adams papers, Collection 186. University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Acquisition Information

The Robert Adams papers were acquired in 1993. Additional material received in 2013.

Processing History

Processed by Melissa Brewer, 2011.

Biography

Franklin Robert Adams was born on August 31, 1933 in the United States. He is best known as an author of science fiction and fantasy as well as an editor of science fiction anthologies. He wrote and edited under the pen name, Robert Adams. His first book Coming of the Horseclans was published in 1975. After this first book, Adams began what would later become his best known book series, Horseclans. Although the series was never finished, he managed to complete eighteen books before his death. From 1979-1989, Adams also published the Castaways in Time book series. And in 1988 he began The Stairway to Forever book series, but only was able to complete two books in this series. Adams also published several anthologies beginning in 1985 which he coedited with various editors including Martin H. Greenberg, Pamela Crippen Adams, and Charles G. Waugh. Adams died in Apopka, Florida on January 4, 1990.

Chronology

1933: Robert Adams was born on August 31st.
1975: Adams published his first book, The Coming of the Horseclans.
1975-1988: Adams published his best known series, Horseclans.
1979-1989: Adams published the book series, Castaways in Time.
1990: Robert Adams died on January 4th.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection is comprised of typescripts, galley proofs, page proofs, and other material related to the writings of Robert Adams, an author/editor of science fiction and fantasy. Includes material related to the book series' Horseclans and Castaways in Time as well as the anthology Friends of the Horseclans. A significant portions of the collection is focused on the following titles: Coming of the Horseclans, Death of a Legend, The Seven Magical Jewels of Ireland, and Of Quests and Kings.
A portion of this collection remains unprocessed. Please contact Special Collections & Archives for additional information regarding this material.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into three series:
  • Series 1. Horseclans, circa 1975-1987.
  • Series 2. Castaways in Time, circa 1980-1988.
  • Series 3. Other literary works, circa 1987, undated.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Adams, Robert, 1933-
Fantasy.
Science fiction.
Science-fiction writers.

Genres and Forms of Materials

Galley proofs.
Page proofs.
Typescripts.


Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Horseclans circa 1975-1987.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains typescripts, galley proofs, and other material related to the book series Horseclans. Includes hand annotated material and editor notes.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially by box and folder number.
Box 1, Folder 1

Typescript of The Coming of the Horseclans, titled Saga, pages 2, 21-30, 220-235 (hand annotated; includes copy). circa 1975.

Box 1, Folder 2

Typescript of The Coming of the Horseclans, title page, biography, pages 2-49, 22-213 (hand annotated; includes copy). circa 1975.

Box 1, Folder 3

Galley proof of The Coming of the Horseclans (includes photocopy). circa 1975.

Box 1, Folder 4

Typescript of Revenge of the Horseclans (hand annotated). circa 1977.

Box 1, Folder 5

Typescript of Revenge of the Horseclans, titled Horseclans III, pages 1-81. circa 1977.

Box 1, Folder 6

Typescript of Revenge of the Horseclans (photocopy). circa 1977.

Box 1, Folder 7

Typescript of A Cat of Silvery Hue, chapters prologue-8 (hand annotated). circa 1979.

Box 1, Folder 8

Typescript of A Cat of Silvery Hue, chapters 9-end (hand annotated). circa 1979.

Box 2, Folder 1

Typescript of A Cat of Silvery Hue, titled Horseclans IV, title page, pages 1-57 (hand annotated). circa 1979.

Box 2, Folder 2

Typescript of A Cat of Silvery Hue, chapters prologue-7. circa 1979.

Box 2, Folder 3

Typescript of A Cat of Silvery Hue, chapters 8-end. circa 1979.

Box 2, Folder 4

Typescript of The Savage Mountains, titled Horseclans V (hand annotated). circa 1979.

Box 2, Folder 5

Typescript of The Savage Mountains, titled Mountain Savagery, chapters prologue-4 (hand annotated). circa 1979.

Box 2, Folder 6

Typescript of The Savage Mountains, titled Mountain Savagery, chapters 5-9 (hand annotated). circa 1979.

Box 2, Folder 7

Typescript of The Savage Mountains, titled Mountain Savagery, chapters 10-end (hand annotated). circa 1979.

Box 2, Folder 8

Typescript of The Savage Mountains, titled Horseclans V, pages 1-100. circa 1979.

Box 2, Folder 9

Typescript of The Savage Mountains, titled Horseclans V, pages 101-219. circa 1979.

Box 3, Folder 1

Typescript of The Savage Mountains, titled Horseclans V, chapters prologue-5. circa 1979.

Box 3, Folder 2

Typescript of The Savage Mountains, titled Horseclans V, chapters 6-end. circa 1979.

Box 3, Folder 3

Galley proof and cover of The Savage Mountains. circa 1979.

Box 3, Folder 4

Typescript of The Patrimony, chapters prologue-11 (hand annotated). circa 1980.

Box 3, Folder 5

Typescript of The Patrimony, chapters 12-end (hand annotated). circa 1980.

Box 3, Folder 6

Typescript of The Patrimony, pages 39-170 (hand annotated). circa 1980.

Box 3, Folder 7

Typescript of The Patrimony, chapters prologue-10. circa 1980.

Box 4, Folder 1

Typescript of The Patrimony, chapters 11-15. circa 1980.

Box 4, Folder 2

Typescript of The Patrimony, chapters 16-end. circa 1980.

Box 4, Folder 3

Typescript of Horseclan Odyssey, chapters prologue-7 (hand annotated). circa 1981.

Box 4, Folder 4

Typescript of Horseclan Odyssey, chapters 8-12 (hand annotated). circa 1981.

Box 4, Folder 5

Typescript of Horseclan Odyssey, chapters 13-end (hand annotated). circa 1981.

Box 4, Folder 6

Typescript of Death of a Legend, chapters prologue-7 (hand annotated). circa 1981.

Box 4, Folder 7

Typescript of Death of a Legend, chapters 8-end (hand annotated). circa 1981.

Box 5, Folder 1

Typescript of Death of a Legend, chapters prologue-7 (hand annotated). circa 1981.

Box 5, Folder 2

Typescript of Death of a Legend, chapters 8-end (hand annotated). circa 1981.

Box 5, Folder 3

Typescript of Death of a Legend, chapters prologue-5. circa 1981.

Box 5, Folder 4

Typescript of Death of a Legend, chapters 6-10. circa 1981.

Box 5, Folder 5

Typescript of Death of a Legend, chapters 11-end. circa 1981.

Box 5, Folder 6

Galley proof of Death of a Legend. circa 1981.

Box 5, Folder 7

Typescript of The Witch Goddess, chapters prologue-7. circa 1982.

Box 5, Folder 8

Typescript of The Witch Goddess, chapters 8-11. circa 1982.

Box 6, Folder 1

Typescript of The Witch Goddess, chapters 12-end. circa 1982.

Box 6, Folder 2

Galley proof of The Witch Goddess. circa 1982.

Box 6, Folder 3

Outline of Bili the Axe (hand annotated). circa 1982.

Box 6, Folder 4

Typescript of Bili the Axe, chapters prologue-6 (hand annotated). circa 1982.

Box 6, Folder 5

Typescript of Bili the Axe, chapters 7-end (hand annotated). circa 1982.

Box 6, Folder 6

Typescript of Bili the Axe, chapters prologue-3. circa 1982.

Box 6, Folder 7

Typescript of Bili the Axe, chapters 4-7. circa 1982.

Box 6, Folder 8

Typescript of Bili the Axe, chapters 8-end. circa 1982.

Box 6, Folder 9

Page proof of Bili the Axe. circa 1982.

Box 7, Folder 1

Typescript of Champion of the Last Battle, chapters prologue-5 (hand annotated). circa 1983.

Box 7, Folder 2

Typescript of Champion of the Last Battle, chapters 6-10 (hand annotated). circa 1983.

Box 7, Folder 3

Typescript of Champion of the Last Battle, chapters 11-end (hand annotated). circa 1983.

Box 7, Folder 4

Page proof of Champion of the Last Battle. circa 1983.

Box 7, Folder 5

Typescript of A Woman of the Horseclans, chapters prologue-5. circa 1983.

Box 7, Folder 6

Typescript of A Woman of the Horseclans, chapters 6-9. circa 1983.

Box 7, Folder 7

Typescript of A Woman of the Horseclans, chapters 10-end. circa 1983.

Box 7, Folder 8

Typescript of A Woman of the Horseclans, pages 68-98. circa 1983.

Box 7, Folder 9

Page proof of A Woman of the Horseclans. circa 1983.

Box 8, Folder 1

Typescript of Horses of the North, titled Horseclans XIII, chapters 1-5. circa 1985.

Box 8, Folder 2

Typescript of Horses of the North, titled Horseclans XIII, chapters 6-9. circa 1985.

Box 8, Folder 3

Typescript of Horses of the North, titled Horseclans XIII, chapters 10-end. circa 1985.

Box 8, Folder 4

Page proof and cover of Horses of the North. circa 1985.

Box 8, Folder 5

Typescript of A Man Called Milo Morai, chapters prologue-2. circa 1986.

Box 8, Folder 6

Typescript of A Man Called Milo Morai, chapters 3-7. circa 1986.

Box 8, Folder 7

Typescript of A Man Called Milo Morai, chapters 8-end. circa 1986.

Box 8, Folder 8

Page proof of A Man Called Milo Morai. circa 1986.

Box 8, Folder 9

Typescript of The Memories of Milo Morai, chapters prologue-3. circa 1986.

Box 9, Folder 1

Typescript of The Memories of Milo Morai, chapters 4-7. circa 1986.

Box 9, Folder 2

Typescript of The Memories of Milo Morai, chapters 8-end, list. circa 1986.

Box 9, Folder 3

Page proof of The Memories of Milo Morai. circa 1986.

Box 9, Folder 4

Page proof and list of Trumpets of War. circa 1987.

Box 9, Folder 5

Typescript of Madman's Army, titled Land of Elephants, chapters prologue-3. circa 1987.

Box 9, Folder 6

Typescript of Madman's Army, titled Land of Elephants, chapters 4-7. circa 1987.

Box 9, Folder 7

Typescript of Madman's Army, titled Land of Elephants, page 201, chapters 8-end. circa 1987.

Box 9, Folder 8

List and notes of Madman's Army. circa 1987.

Box 9, Folder 9

Page proof of Madman's Army. circa 1987.

 

Series 2. Castaways in Time circa 1980-1988.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains typescripts, page proofs, and other material related to the book series Castaways in Time. Includes hand annotated material and editor notes.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially by box and folder number.
Box 9, Folder 10

Typescript of Castaways in Time, chapters prologue-10. circa 1980.

Box 9, Folder 11

Typescript of Castaways in Time, chapters 11-end. circa 1980.

Box 10, Folder 1

Page proof and covers of Castaways in Time (hand annotated). circa 1980.

Box 10, Folder 2

Typescript of The Seven Magical Jewels of Ireland, chapters prologue-6 (hand annotated). circa 1984.

Box 10, Folder 3

Typescript of The Seven Magical Jewels of Ireland, chapters 7-11 (hand annotated). circa 1984.

Box 10, Folder 4

Typescript of The Seven Magical Jewels of Ireland, chapters 12-end (hand annotated). circa 1984.

Box 10, Folder 5

Typescript of The Seven Magical Jewels of Ireland, chapters prologue-2. circa 1984.

Box 10, Folder 6

Typescript of The Seven Magical Jewels of Ireland, chapters 3-7. circa 1984.

Box 10, Folder 7

Typescript of The Seven Magical Jewels of Ireland, chapters 8-end. circa 1984.

Box 10, Folder 8

Typescript, list, and synopsis of The Seven Magical Jewels of Ireland. circa 1984.

Box 10, Folder 9

Page proof and cover of The Seven Magical Jewels of Ireland. circa 1984.

Box 11, Folder 1

Typescript of Of Quests and Kings, titled Castaways in Time III, chapters prologue-6 (hand annotated). circa 1986.

Box 11, Folder 2

Typescript of Of Quests and Kings, titled Castaways in Time III, chapters 7-end (hand annotated). circa 1986.

Box 11, Folder 3

Page proof, list, and checklist of Of Quests and Kings. circa 1986.

Box 11, Folder 4

Typescript of Of Chiefs and Champions, titled Castaways in Time IV, pages 23-120. circa 1987.

Box 11, Folder 5

Typescript and synopsis of Of Chiefs and Champions, titled Castaways in Time IV, typescript pages 121-234. circa 1987.

Box 11, Folder 6

Typescript of Of Myths and Monsters, titled Castaways in Time V, chapters prologue-4. circa 1988.

Box 11, Folder 7

Typescript of Of Myths and Monsters, titled Castaways in Time V, chapters 5-8. circa 1988.

Box 11, Folder 8

Typescript of Of Myths and Monsters, titled Castaways in Time V, chapters 9-end. circa 1988.

 

Series 3. Other literary works circa 1987, undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains typescripts and other material related to the anthology Friends of the Horseclans as well as other literary works. Includes hand annotated material and editor notes.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially by box and folder number.
Box 12, Folder 1

Typescript of introduction and list of Friends of the Horseclans (hand annotated). circa 1987.

Box 12, Folder 2

Typescript of Three-House, page 65. undated.

Box 12, Folder 3

Typescript, untitled, page 2-chapter 24 (hand annotated). undated.

Box 12, Folder 4

Typescript, untitled, chapters 25-37 (hand annotated). undated.

Box 12, Folder 5

Typescript, untitled, chapters 38-end (hand annotated). undated.

Box 12, Folder 6

Typescript of "Battle at Kahlkopolis" (hand annotated). undated.

Box 12, Folder 7

Typescript of "Vision of Honor" by Sharon Green (hand annotated). undated.