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MS Eng 1773

Lawrence, T. E. (Thomas Edward), 1888-1935. T. E. Lawrence correspondence with Siegfried Sassoon and E. M. Forster, 1919-1935: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Eng 1773
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Lawrence, T. E. (Thomas Edward), 1888-1935.
Title: T. E. Lawrence correspondence with Siegfried Sassoon and E. M. Forster,
Date(s): 1919-1935.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters to T. E. Lawrence from E. M. Forster and Siegfried Sassoon and letters from Lawrence to Sassoon.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2003M-51. Purchased with the Kilgour Bequest; received: 2004

Processing Information:

Processed by: Susan Wyssen

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

T. E. Lawrence Correspondence With Siegfried Sassoon and E. M. Forster, 1919-1935 (MS Eng 1773). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

T. E. Lawrence was an English author, archaelogist, and British Army officer. In 1923, he changed his name to T. E. Shaw, in part to join the Royal Tank Corps, hoping eventually to return to the Royal Air Force. Lawrence was friends with many poets who survived and sometimes wrote about World War I, Siegfried Sassoon among them. E. M. Forster and Lawrence struck up a literary friendship in 1921 after Forster had read Sassoon's copy of Lawrence's Seven Pillars of Wisdom.

Arrangement

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Scope and Contents

Collection contains letters to T. E. Lawrence from E. M. Forster and Siegfried Sassoon and letters from Lawrence to Siegfried. Many of the letters discuss Lawrence's literary work. Some letters are signed "T. E. Shaw" or with the initials "T.E.S.," reflecting Lawrence's use of the pseudonym T. E. Shaw. The collection also includes some manuscript ephemera and a photograph of Siegfried.

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