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Robert Graves and Basil Liddell Hart, 1927-38


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Robert Graves worked on a biography of Lawrence under the constraints of a short deadline in the summer of 1927. Graves wrote to many friends and colleagues of Lawrence at Lawrence's own suggestion and received varying degrees of assistance (see MS. Eng. c. 6754 below). The biography was published in December of that year as Lawrence and the Arabs. Liddell Hart's biography was much more military based and was published in March 1934 under the title 'T.E. Lawrence' in Arabia and After. Both men had some co-operation and critical help from Lawrence and their individual correspondence with Lawrence for this project is preserved in MSS. Eng. c. 6755-6; this material was published in limited editions, as companion volumes to the biographies, in 1938.


  • Creation: 1927-38

Language of Materials

  • English

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MSS. Eng. c. 6754-6756

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom