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Collection Level Description: Printers' Drafts and Proofs of J.M. Wilson's Edition of T.E. Lawrence's Commonplace Book Minorities

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. c. 929, d. 1343
Title: Printers' Drafts and Proofs of J.M. Wilson's Edition of T.E. Lawrence's Commonplace Book Minorities
Dates of Creation: [c. 1970]
Extent: 2 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Jeremy Michael Wilson

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Jeremy Michael Wilson (b. 1944) is a biographer of T.E. Lawrence, and editor of Lawrence's correspondence.

Scope and Content

Printers' drafts and annotated proofs of J.M. Wilson's edition of T.E. Lawrence's commonplace book Minorities, in which Lawrence transcribed his own anthology of 112 poems.

The drafts and proofs include a description of the typescript by J.M. Wilson; a typescript of the preface by C. Day Lewis, with a few authorial corrections; a facsimile reproduced in the trade edition; and a gathering sent to C. Day Lewis.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library by J.M. Wilson in 1986.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Related Units of Description

See also letters to Patrick and to Joyce Knowles, 1931-80 (MS. Eng. c. 6769); papers of T.E. Lawrence and A.W. Lawrence, c.1894-1985; the commonplace books of T.E. Lawrence and Charlotte Frances Shaw; and transcripts of T.E. Lawrence's letters.

Publication Note

T.E. Lawrence Minorities, edited by J. M. Wilson, with a preface by Cecil Day Lewis (London: 1971).

Access Points

Poetry, English

Lawrence | Thomas Edward | 1888-1935 | soldier, author, and archaeologist

Lewis | Cecil Day | 1904-1972 | poet

Wilson | Jeremy Michael | b 1944 | biographer and editor

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