Printers' drafts and proofs of J.M. Wilson's edition of T.E. Lawrence's commonplace book Minorities

Scope and Content

Printers' drafts and annotated proofs of J.M. Wilson's edition of T.E. Lawrence's commonplace book Minorities, in which Lawrence transcribed his own anthology of 112 poems.

The drafts and proofs include a description of the typescript by J.M. Wilson; a typescript of the preface by C. Day Lewis, with a few authorial corrections; a facsimile reproduced in the trade edition; and a gathering sent to C. Day Lewis.

Administrative / Biographical History

Jeremy Michael Wilson (fl 1970-2004) is a biographer of T.E. Lawrence, and editor of Lawrence's correspondence.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Given to the Library by J.M. Wilson in 1986.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Related Material

See also an earlier deposit of Wilson's papers relating to Minorities (Dep. d. 376-7); letters to Patrick and to Joyce Knowles, 1931-80 (MS. Eng. c. 6769); papers of T.E. Lawrence and A.W. Lawrence, c.1894-1985 (MSS. Eng. b. 2095-6, c. 6737-58, c. 6767, d. 3327-49, e. 3299-301; Photogr. b. 27, c. 122-6, d. 27-8; Film 2058); the commonplace books of T.E. Lawrence and Charlotte Frances Shaw (MSS. Eng. misc. d. 788-9); and transcripts of T.E. Lawrence's letters (MSS. Eng. lett. c. 146-7).


T.E. Lawrence Minorities, edited by J. M. Wilson, with a preface by Cecil Day Lewis (London: 1971).