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Edwards H. Metcalf Library Collection on T.E. Lawrence: Scrapbooks: Finding Aid
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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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