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Collection Level Description: Transcripts of T.E. Lawrence Letters

Reference: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 146-7
Title: Transcripts of T.E. Lawrence Letters
Dates of Creation: 1936-8
Extent: 2 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Montagu Robert Lawrence

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Montagu Robert Lawrence (1885-1971) was T.E. Lawrence's brother. Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888-1935), was an archaeologist, soldier and author (details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Transcripts, made by M.R. Lawrence, 1936-8, of letters from T.E. Lawrence to his mother, 1905-34, with copies of letters of two of his brothers, 1910, 1913.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The transcripts were given to the Library by M.R. Lawrence in 1954.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 40963-4.

Related Units of Description

See also Papers of T.E. Lawrence and A.W. Lawrence, c.1894-1985 (GB 0161 MSS. Eng. b. 2095-6, c. 6737-58, c. 6767, d. 3327-49, e. 3299-301; Photogr. b. 27, c. 122-6, d. 27-8; Film 2058).

Publication Note

The letters are printed in The home letters of T.E. Lawrence and his brothers, ed. M.R. Lawrence (Oxford, 1954).

Access Points

Lawrence | Montagu Robert | 1885-1971

Lawrence | Thomas Edward | 1888-1935 | Soldier, Author, and Archaeologist

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