This collection consists of 36 scrapbooks containing photographs, newspaper clippings, periodical articles, and ephemera concerning
British soldier and author T.E. Lawrence (1888-1935). Most of the albums were compiled in the
1960s, and many of the items discuss Lawrence retrospectively, concern individuals and places associated with Lawrence both
in England and the Arab world, or relate to works about Lawrence
(such as the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia). The scrapbooks
forms part of the Edwards H. Metcalf Library Collection of T.E. Lawrence and were compiled chiefly by California Lawrence
collectors Theodora Duncan, Frank C. Baxter, and Margaret M. Herbring, and later incorporated
into Metcalf's collection. The albums do not contain manuscript material by Lawrence, and while most of the items date from
the 1950s onward,
there are some original photographs by men who served with Lawrence during the Arab Revolt, 1916-1918.
Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888-1935) was born August 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.
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