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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.


  • Creation: 1919-1927


0.10 Linear metres (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. d. 788, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Eng. misc. d. 788-789

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13772


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

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).

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

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom