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Lawrence, (D.H.) collection
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Description
This material consists primarily of correspondence from D. H. Lawrence to Lady Ottoline Morrell, Cecil Gray, Mrs. Maria Christina Chambers and a few others. There are two letters by Frieda Lawrence to Lady Morrell. Most of the letters are original ALS but there are some 60 typescript copies of these, some in a separate bound volume (#2). A few of the typescripts are not from originals in our collection and the location of these is unknown. The subject matter of the correspondence is primarily personal describing visitors, usually prominent literary figures, and trips. There is some correspondence regarding the censorship of Lady Chatterley's Lover which shows Lawrence's reaction to it. There are a few holograph poems, a typed article and the trial and proof pages for the first and second editions of Lady Chatterley's Lover which is included. The material spans the period 1913-1929 with a number of undated items. There is no material for the years 1914 and 1920-26. A set of microfilm has been made of the entire correspondence.
Background
Most of the Lawrence letters in the Stanford papers all those addressed to Lady Ottoline Morrell and Cecil Gray were written during the first world war, the worst years of Lawrence's life.A D.H. Lawrence exhibition, under the above title, opened on October 30th in the Albert M. Bender Room of the Stanford University Library. On that occasion Professor Mark Schorer, Department of English, the University of California, Berkeley, gave a lecture from which this keepsake text Lawrence in the War Years is excerpted.
Extent
0.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.