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Lawrence, Thomas Edward, 1888-1935 (intelligence officer and author)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1888 - 1935

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Aircraftsman Shaw (T. E. Lawrence), 29 Jul 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Kennet Part I/54/1
Scope and Contents

Telegram from Aircraftsman Shaw regretting he cannot come to London.

Dates: 29 Jul 1930
 File

Journal, 2 Aug. 1924-3 Nov. 1924 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/21
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook, marked '1924 III', and mostly comprises diary entries on Sassoon's motoring tour with John Philbin. They include accounts of visits to Garsington (home of Lady Ottoline Morrell) and Max Gate, Dorchester (home of Thomas Hardy), where T.E. Lawrence and H.M. Tomlinson were also guests: /3v-15r, and an account of a stay with Ruth and Henry Head: /17v-18v. The volume also includes: - drafts of poetry: /32v-33v. 'An industrial landscape';...
Dates: 2 Aug. 1924-3 Nov. 1924 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook has been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library at http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-09852-00001-00021/1. The original item is currently unavailable for consultation due to its poor physical condition.
 File

Journal, 10 June 1926-12 Dec. 1926 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/23
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1926 II' and mostly comprises diary entries. There are notes throughout on the progress of Sassoon's literary work (number of words written). Diary entries include passages on: /13v-14r, /116v-117r. Edith Sitwell and a feud with Noel Coward; /24r-25r. 'Little [Edmund] Blunden' and Glen [Byam Shaw]; /25v-54r. a visit to France, Switzerland and Italy with the Morrells; /55r, /56v-57r, /63v-64r, /70r. Robert Graves and his relationship with...
Dates: 10 June 1926-12 Dec. 1926 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook has been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library at http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-09852-00001-00023/1. The original item is currently unavailable for consultation due to its poor physical condition.
 File

Letter from Archie Rose to Siegfried Sassoon, 19 May 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/9/5/3
Scope and Contents

Requesting that Sassoon write 'an authoritative and understanding account' of T.E. Lawrence: 'You no doubt know how he thought of you and of your work'; mentioning letters which he could publish; and suggesting that Sassoon contact Patricia Curtis. For a related letter from Curtis to Rose, see MS Add.9852/9/5/5.

Dates: 19 May 1935
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Letter (Heytesbury House), 23 May 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9454/207
Scope and Contents

Inviting Shaw to stay; E.M.F. [E.M. Forster] also visiting; with mention of the death of T.E. Lawrence.

Dates: 23 May 1935
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Sub-Series

Letters to Sassoon concerning T.E. Lawrence, 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/9/5
Scope and Contents

Letters relating to Alexander Korda's proposed film based on Lawrence's desert exploits and to a proposed memorial for Lawrence. The series includes single letters by Winston Churchill (sent via Eddie Marsh), A.W. Lawrence, Florence Hardy and Colonel W.F. Stirling (who was to work with Sassoon on the script), and a telegram from Korda. It also includes six press cuttings. Originally housed in an envelope marked 'Letters etc ref. TE Lawrence & Lawrence Film' (MS Add.9852/9/5/1).

Dates: 1935
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Notebook entitled 'Transcriptions from Diaries...', Apr. 1929-May 1931 (1929-1931 transcript of 1923-1925 originals)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/2/1
Scope and Contents The volume comprises Sassoon's own transcriptions of his diaries for March-November 1925 (folios /2v-23r) and 8 March 1923 - 19 May 1924 (folios /24r-29r); abridged, with occasional annotations. Entries are arranged in two columns, numbered consecutively. The transcripts for 15-19 May 1924 (folio /58r) match those in Sassoon's diary at MS.Add.9852/1/20; there are no other corresponding diaries in the archive. The 1925 diary includes: /2v. passages on Sassoon's travels abroad with Frankie...
Dates: Apr. 1929-May 1931 (1929-1931 transcript of 1923-1925 originals)
Conditions Governing Access: Fragile, handle with care.
 File

Notebook, poems 1930s, 1930 - 1939 (circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9724/1/5
Scope and Contents Notebook, in two sections. Section with decorated title-page 'Poems' contains miscellaneous poems mainly 1930s, with some printed poems pasted in, and a list of poems. Section with coloured title-page 'Ruminations' contains poems dated 1934-1938. Contents: 'Poems' section: /1r-9v; contains: Title-page 'Poems' with watercolour decoration: /1r. Poems: - 'Brevities', with revisions: /2r. - 'Eyes', with revision: /3r. - 'Acceptance', with revisions: /3r. - 'November Dusk', with revisions:...
Dates: 1930 - 1939 (circa)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

'Poems' and 'Notes', 1933-1939 (circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/6/6
Scope and Contents Notebook comprising poetical drafts and notes, with additional pages of loosely inserted leaves. The outer cover is illustrated with a rough sketch of a male face. The notebook begins with draft poems, some of which have watercolour illustrations. After folio 49v entries consist of notes for a poetical autobiography, beginning from the back page. Contents include: Title pages marked 'Poems', illustrated in watercolour: /1r & 2r. Draft poems (some illustrated):...
Dates: 1933-1939 (circa)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Press cuttings on the funeral of T.E. Lawrence, 22 May 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/11/3/2/4
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

This series includes sets of reviews of many of Sassoon's prose and poetry books; press cuttings of poems or articles by Sassoon printed in the media; cuttings relating to Sassoon more generally, including a copy of an obituary; cuttings concerning Edith Sitwell, David and Albert Sassoon, Robert Graves, Esra Pound, Oliver Gatty, and the death of T.E. Lawrence; cuttings concerning the war and pacifism; and a selection of other press cuttings preserved by Sassoon.

Dates: 22 May 1935
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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