The separate groups of papers in this series reflect the work of Lawrencian scholarship in the mid to late 20th century. The bulk of the material is in the form of correspondence, but personal research notes have also in some cases been preserved. Scholars who have contributed research correspondence to this group include James T. Boulton, Vivian de Sola Pinto, Keith Sagar and Emile Delavenay.
The papers have a particular focus on Lawrence's early life, including letters from those who could recall him in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, comments by contemporary friends and acquaintances, and contacts with other researchers. Correspondents represented are wide ranging. Family members include Ada (Lawrence) Clarke, Frieda Lawrence, Emily (Lawrence) King and Margaret 'Peggy' Needham. Contributions by friends of Lawrence come from Jessie Chambers, J.D. Chambers, Rolf Gardiner, Helen Corke and Enid Hilton. A number of other local Eastwood figures, casual acquaintances, and researchers also feature.
Other papers within this group include research notes and drafts for an unpublished Lawrence book by Edward Gilbert, a copy of John Worthen's M.A. thesis on Lawrence's early novels and a group of bibliographical papers apparently collected by Thomas Warburton.