Scope and Content
Organization and Arrangement
Title: Collection of Material By, About, or Relating to D.H. and Frieda Lawrence,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1910-1930
Collection number: 654
Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
1 oversize box
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) was a novelist, essayist and poet. He became best known as the author of
Lady Chatterly's Lover (1928), banned for many years for its explicit treatment of sex. The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts and
corrected proofs, a painting, and ephemera.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including
copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds
the copyright and pursue the
copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
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Provenance/Source of Acquisition
- Gift of Willard Hougland, 1956.
- Ben Abramson, purchase.
- Gift of Lawrence Clark Powell.
- Argus, purchase, 1953.
- Gift of Majl Ewing, 1956.
- Gift of Ben Grauer, 1960.
- Gift of Henry Miller, 1962.
[Identification of item], Collection of Material By, About, or Relating to D.H. and Frieda Lawrence (Collection 654). Department
of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Lawrence was born on September 11, 1885 in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England; became a novelist, essayist and poet; his first
Sons and Lovers (1913), was followed by the more symbolic
The Rainbow (1915) and
Women in Love (1920); was persecuted for his treatment of sex in
The Rainbow, as well as for his elopement with his wife Frieda (then married to another man); Lawrence left England in 1919, living in
Italy, Australia, and New Mexico, and writing many travel essays; became best known as the author of
Lady Chatterly's Lover (1928), banned for many years for its explicit treatment of sex; died on March 2, 1930 in Vence, France.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts and corrected proofs, a painting, and ephemera. Includes a group of early
letters from Lawrence to Mrs. Rachel (Annand) Taylor, and correspondence pertaining to posthumous publications of the works
of Lawrence, partly by Frieda Lawrence, and by Willard Hougland and E.W. Tedlock, Jr. Also includes the galley sheets of Lawrence's
The White Peacock, with copious corrections and revisions throughout. Also contains the first oil painting done by Lawrence in Italy.
Expanded Scope and Content
The D.H. Lawrence papers are expanding around a nucleus received as a gift from Willard Hougland in November, 1955. Mr. Hougland
has since added to the collection and other items have been given and purchased.
Among the outstanding items in this collection are a group of early unpublished letters from Lawrence to Mrs. Rachel (Annand)
Taylor, the galley sheets of Lawrence's first novel,
The White Peacock, with copious corrections and revisions throughout, the first oil painting done by Lawrence in Italy as well as correspondence
pertaining to posthumous publications of the works of Lawrence, partly by Frieda Lawrence, by Willard Hougland and E.W. Tedlock,
Letters and Correspondence: 1-4, 20, 21, 24
Manuscripts, corrected proofs: 7-18, 23, 25
Painting, ephemera: 6, 13, 22
Organization and Arrangement
Arranged in the following series:
- Letters and correspondence.
- Manuscripts, corrected proofs.
- Painting, ephemera.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Lawrence, D.H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930.
Authors, English--20th century--Archival resources.
Poets, English--20th century--Archival resources.
Manuscripts for publication.