Papers in this group refer in some cases to individuals who also feature in other parts of the full D.H. Lawrence Collection. There are, for instance, letters between Jessie Chambers and Helen Corke, 1910-1915, 1930-1933, containing many references to D.H. Lawrence. The correspondence from Jessie Chambers has been published in G.J. Zytaruk (ed.) 'The Collected Letters of Jessie Chambers', in 'The D.H. Lawrence Review', vol. 12, nos.1-2 (1979). Also from the early days come some relatively unfamiliar local names, such as Heather Tanner and Gwen Rutherford, 1986, students at University College, Nottingham in the 1930s and friends of Professor Ernest Weekley. Letters between Hubert Bancroft and J.K. Funnell, 1985-1986, relate primarily to Louie Burrows.
Correspondence of the New York bookseller Laurence Gomme includes letters to Lawrence himself, Dorothy Brett and Mabel Dodge Sterne Luhan, 1927-1928, concerning the possible distribution of Lady Chatterley's Lover in the United States. A lengthy series of letters between the literary agent Laurence Pollinger and Frieda Lawrence, 1950-1955, discusses decisions about the publication of Lawrence's works after his death. Some writers, such as Witter Bynner and Edward Garnett, are represented by single letters.
The personal recollections of D.H. Lawrence in the series range from such as those of A.E. Templeman, a contemporary of D.H. Lawrence at Beauvale Board School and E.J. Woodford, a fellow pupil at Nottingham High School, to an autograph manuscript by John Middleton Murry entitled 'The Man Who (Had) Died - The Story of D.H. Lawrence' (c.1930). A revised version of this manuscript was first published as 'Son of Woman - The Story of D.H. Lawrence' by Jonathan Cape in 1931. The manuscript is accompanied by a memorandum of agreement relating to its publication and newspaper reviews.
Amongst other items in this series are papers of A.J. Statham including exhibition catalogues and newscuttings. There are also numerous newspaper reviews mainly of books written about D.H. Lawrence.