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Commonplace Books of T.E. Lawrence and Charlotte Frances Shaw

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Commonplace books of T.E. Lawrence and Charlotte Frances Shaw.

Dates

  • 1919-1927

Extent

2 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. d. 788].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

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.

Custodial History

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.

Related Materials

See also Papers of T.E. Lawrence and A.W. Lawrence, c.1894-1985 (Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. b. 2095-2096, c. 6737-6758, c. 6767, d. 3327-3349, e. 3299-301; Photogr. b. 27, c. 122-126, d. 27-28; Film 2058).
Title
Commonplace Books of T.E. Lawrence and Charlotte Frances Shaw
Status
Completed
Author
Emily Tarrant
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom