I realize that there is a lot to know that I don't.....
Is this a request for some suggestions?
I'm not seeking to modify my position overall but am simply curious.....
I tend to run to the classics.
You don't get more classic than Russell Kirk's THE CONSERVATIVE MIND. Seminal, from a traditionalist who became RC.
While I have some other systematizing approaches toward conservationism, that center more on the European sphere, I don't know where they are. I don't know where lots of things are.
With a focus on American conservatism, Nash/THE CONSERVATIVE INTELLECTUAL MOVEMENT IN AMERICA, East/THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT, Hart/THE MAKING OF THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE MIND. Of possible particular interest, Allitt/CATHOLIC INTELLECTUALS AND CONSERVATIVE POLITICS IN AMERICA, 1950-1985.
Meyers (ed.)/WHAT IS CONSERVATISM is a short, useful collection of topical essays from a range of conservative perspectives. Wittonski/THE WISDOM OF CONSERVATISM, 4 vols, is a huge collection of the same, far more wide ranging and with a very useful introduction. Buckley (ed.)/DID YOU EVER SEE A DREAM WALKING is similar, on a smaller scale, and with a useful annotated bibliography, and a very useful suggested further readings, grouped topically. Much of what I might suggest will be found there.
But Kirk, above all.