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Correspondence and other materials of George Hilton relating to T.E. Lawrence

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MS. 8032
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Contains: A) Correspondence to George Hilton regarding T.E. Lawrence from:
  1. ARMITAGE, Flora, 26 Aug 1973.
  2. ASTOR, Nancy, 10 Oct 1962.
  3. BARTON, David, 4 Feb 1985, 29 Apr [1985 = closed], n.d. [incomplete, c. May 1985].
  4. BOICE, Wilbur Malcolm, 25 Jun 1963.
  5. CHADWICK, Kenneth, 22 May 1973, 22 Apr 1974.
  6. CHAMBERS, A.E. ('Jock'), n.d.
  7. CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY (Aircraft registration), 22 Nov 1977 (relating to G-83YV, a DH6OG Moth aircraft).
  8. CLEMENTS, F.A. [Frank Alexander], 3 Dec 1975.
  9. CUSACK, Cyril, 13 Jan 1989 [photocopy].
  10. DIXON, Alec, 19 Oct 1969, 1 Nov 1969, 20 Jan 1970, 18 Mar 1970 [from his widow].
  11. [DUNCAN], Theodora, portion of air-mail letter addressed to Valerie [probably Valerie Freeman], 31 Dec 1964.
  12. FINNEY, Brian (Hubert), 20 May 1976.
  13. FREEMAN, Valerie, 12 May 1968, 1 Sep 1969 [incomplete], 30 Sep 1969, with letters to Valerie from George Hilton, 28 Jan 1968, 28 Apr 1968, 14 Mar 1970, 4 May 1972.
  14. FRIEDMAN, Lilith, 8 Jan 1968, 15 Jan 1968, 26 Jan [1968], 17 Nov 1976, 26 Mar 1981, n.d. [c.1983], 6 Feb 1985, 19 Mar 1985 [x2], 2 Jun 1985 and letters from George Hilton to Friedman, 4 Jan 1968, 16 Jan 1968.
  15. GARNETT, David, 25 Jul 1962, 22 Aug 1963, 2 Dec 1968.
  16. GRAVES, Richard (Perceval), 22 Nov 1994.
  17. HYDE, Hartford Montgomery, 24 Jul 1978, 22 Apr 1979.
  18. ISHERWOOD, Christopher, 17 Aug 1970 [photocopy].
  19. JONES, Len, 13 Jul 1974.
  20. KIMMIS, Alison, 15 Jul 1974.
  21. KNIGHTLEY, Philip, 13 Aug 1976, 21 Sep 1976.
  22. KNOWLES, Joyce E. (née Dorey), 3 Feb 1961, 29 Jan 1985, 12 Mar 1985.
  23. KNOWLES, Patrick (Pat), 7 Dec 1959, n.d., 14 Jul 1972.
  24. LAWRENCE, Arnold Walter, 13 Jun 1961.
  25. LAWRENCE, Montagu Robert, 29 Jul 1968.
  26. LIDDELL HART, Basil (Henry), 7 Jun 1968.
  27. LIPPETT, Arthur, 27 Oct 1974, 1 Dec 1974.
  28. MACMILLAN, Harold, 6 Sep 1968.
  29. MANNING, F.J. [Frederick John], Air Commodore, 14 Apr 1985, 4 Jun 1985.
  30. MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, 15 May 1974.
  31. RAF Record and Pay Office, 8 Aug 1968.
  32. RIVINGTON, Arabella, 7 Apr 1968, two n.d.
  33. RUSSELL, Arthur, 31 Dec 1984.
  34. SANDERS, Frederick (William Thomas), 16 May 1961.
  35. SEARLE, Laura, 19 Aug 1968.
  36. SIMS, Hilda, 12 Jan [1976].
  37. SIMS, Reginald G., 3 Sep 1969, 7 Jul 1969, 8 Sep 1969, 16 Nov 1969, 13 Nov 1970.
  38. SKINNER, W.W. [to Lilith Friedman], 4 Nov 1967, 9 Nov 1967.
  39. SPENCER, G.R.C., Air Vice-Marshal, 12 Dec 1962 [photocopy].
  40. TUNBRIDGE, Paul, 27 Jun 1977.
  41. TYLER, P.G., Air Commodore, handwritten notes on various RAF personnel relating to Lawrence and Uxbridge.
  42. WHETTON, Douglass, 19 Jan 1978, 28 Jan 1978, 31 May 1978
  43. YARDLEY, Michael, n.d.
  44. UNKNOWN, two n.d., one from Pamela and one incomplete.
B) Newspaper Cuttings:
  1. Mainly articles about Lawrence, book reviews, and obituaries, c.1940s-1970s. Includes copy of article by K.W. Marshall about Clouds Hill from Broadsheet, Feb 1941. Originals not kept for preservation purposes, photocopies have been made when original publication unclear or rare.
C) Other Material:
  1. Typescript copy of 'T.E. by R.G.S.', Reginald Sims' contribution to T.E. Lawrence by his Friends, edited by A.W. Lawrence (published 1937), 24 Mar-6 Jun 1936. Copy made by Valerie Freeman (see correspondence).
  2. 'Lawrence of Arabia Memorial', a leaflet announcing a memorial to Lawrence [c.1936].
  3. Invitation to the launch on 19 Oct 1976 of Lawrence of Arabia and his World by Richard Graves.
  4. Photocopy of typed sheet, ‘T.E. Lawrence 50th Anniversary Programme in Dorset covering Bovington, Moreton and Wareham’ [1985].
  5. Typescript list of George Hilton’s T. E. Lawrence book collection, Oct 1964 and list of desiderata, sent to Thomas Thorp, a bookseller in Guildford, n.d.
  6. Letter to George Hilton from the Covent Garden Bookshop, offering various Lawrence books, 13 Jun 1974.
  7. Ministry of Defence, Adastral Library, Bibliography of Lawrence (Adastral Bibliographies, No. 13) [single cyclostyled sheet], Feb 1979.
  8. Typescript list of T.E. Lawrence sights and memorials in Oxford, n.d. [p.2 only].
  9. Photocopy of wrapper enclosing books sent by Lawrence on the day of his fatal accident to Jock Chambers, possibly given to George Hilton by Jock Chambers and appears to be signed by him in biro [see original at MS. Eng. c. 2014, fol 46].
  10. Various manuscript research notes [made by George Hilton], n.d.

Dates

  • c.1936-1994

Extent

1 box (5 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access

One letter of a personal sensitive nature is closed.

Preferred Citation

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Shelfmark:

MS. 8032

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 8032

Abstract

Correspondence and other materials of George Hilton relating to T.E. Lawrence, c.1936-1994.

Biographical / Historical

George Arthur Hilton (1921-2007) left the RAF in 1948. He worked for Shell for a number of years then entered the Civil Service.

For biographical details of T.E. Lawrence ('Lawrence of Arabia') (1888-1935), intelligence officer and author, see entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Arrangement

Arranged into three sections: A) Correspondence, 1959-1994; B) Newspaper cuttings, 1940s-1970s; and C) Other material, c.1936-[1985].

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Bodleian Libraries by George Hilton's son, Iain Hilton, in 2009.

Related Materials

Bodleian Libraries
  1. MSS. Eng. b. 2095-2096, c. 6737-6758, c. 6767, d. 3327-3349, e. 3299-3301; Photogr. b. 27, c. 122-126, d. 27-28; Film 2058 - Papers of T.E. Lawrence and A.W. Lawrence, c.1894-1985.
  2. MS. Eng. c. 2014 - Letters from T.E. Lawrence to A.E. ('Jock') Chambers, [1923-1935].
  3. MS. Eng. c. 6769 - Letters to Patrick and Joyce Knowles, 1931-80, n.d.
Archives of Jesus College, Oxford
  1. JC:P195 - Miscellaneous papers concerning T.E. Lawrence (Matr.1907).
The Huntington Library, San Marino, California
  1. mssTEL 1-1277 - T. E. Lawrence Papers, 1894-2006.
Title
Catalogue of correspondence and other materials of George Hilton relating to T.E. Lawrence
Status
In Process
Author
Finding aid prepared by Rachael Marsay, based on boxlist by Jack Flavell (2009)
Date
2020
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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