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T. E. Lawrence Papers: Finding Aid
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Description
The collection consists of papers concerning British soldier and author T.E. Lawrence (1888-1935) including manuscripts (by and about Lawrence), correspondence (including over 150 letters by Lawrence), photographs, drawings, reproductions and ephemera. Also included in the collection is research material of various Lawrence collectors and scholars.
Background
Thomas Edward Lawrence was born Aug. 16, 1888, at Tremadoc, North Wales. His parents, Sir John Chapman and Sarah Junner never married, though they lived as “Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence,” for the remainder of their lives. T.E. Lawrence attended City of Oxford High School and Jesus College, where, in 1910, he took first-class honors in history.
Extent
8,707 pieces. 86 boxes.
Restrictions
All photocopies, for which the Huntington does not own the original manuscript, may not be copied in any way, as noted in the Container List and on the folders.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.