Commonplace Books of T.E. Lawrence and Charlotte Frances Shaw
Commonplace books of T.E. Lawrence and Charlotte Frances Shaw.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. d. 788].
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MSS. Eng. misc. d. 788-789
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 13772
Biographical / Historical
Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888-1935), was an archaeologist, soldier and author. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography. Charlotte Frances Shaw (d. 1943) was the wife of George Bernard Shaw.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 45577-8.
In 1927 Lawrence gave his book, 'Minorities', to Mrs. Shaw, who gave Lawrence her book at the same time. Mrs. Shaw gave 'Minorities' to J.G. Wilson (Lawrence's executor) in 1940. In 1960 Wilson sold both volumes to W.M.L. Escombe.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
W.M.L. Escombe bequeathed the volumes to the Library, where they were received in 1974.
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