Reprographic copies of D.H. Lawrence material held by private individuals, 1815-1986

Scope and Content

This group comprises photocopies and photographic copies of D.H. Lawrence material, supplied from collections held by private individuals. Items include correspondence from D.H. Lawrence to others, photographs of and relating to Lawrence and other related papers.

Administrative / Biographical History

This is an artificial grouping of reprographic copies, which has been built up by the Library over many decades and for a variety of reasons. All items in this group have been provided as copies of originals held by private collectors. In some cases the copies were created in the context of exhibitions.

Although the earliest material in this group was acquired in the 1950s, it was not defined as a separate group until 1993, when the entire Lawrence Collection catalogue was reviewed and restructured. Until that time copies of items were interfiled with originals. The creation of a new group provided an opportunity to rationalise the holdings, including the withdrawal of copies in cases where the original documents had since been acquired by the University. The revision involved a change in reference numbers; a conversion guide is available for researchers who encounter redundant references in citations.


The collection is arranged into groups, reflecting the original provenance of the material. Within these groups, the items are listed, where possible, in chronological order.

Access Information

Accessible to all registered readers.

Other Finding Aids

Copyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham

On the World Wide Web:

Catalogue available through the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections, Manuscripts Online Catalogue.

Custodial History

The items in this collection do not have a single provenance but have been acquired on different occasion by donation and purchase. The material continues to expand as new items are received.