Commonplace books of T.E. Lawrence and Charlotte Frances Shaw.
Commonplace Books of T.E. Lawrence and Charlotte Frances Shaw
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. d. 788-9
- Dates of Creation1919-27
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description2 shelfmarks
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888-1935), was an archaeologist, soldier and author. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography. Charlotte Frances Shaw (d 1943) was the wife of George Bernard Shaw.
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Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).
W.M.L. Escombe bequeathed the volumes to the Library, where they were received in 1974.
Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 45577-8.
In 1927 Lawrence gave his book, 'Minorities', to Mrs Shaw, who gave Lawrence her book at the same time. Mrs Shaw gave 'Minorities' to J.G. Wilson (Lawrence's executor) in 1940. In 1960 Wilson sold both volumes to W.M.L. Escombe.