Transcripts of T.E. Lawrence Letters

Scope and Content

Transcripts, made by M.R. Lawrence, 1936-8, of letters from T.E. Lawrence to his mother, 1905-34, with copies of letters of two of his brothers, 1910, 1913.

Administrative / Biographical History

Montagu Robert Lawrence (1885-1971) was T.E. Lawrence's brother. Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888-1935), was an archaeologist, soldier and author (details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The transcripts were given to the Library by M.R. Lawrence in 1954.


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. 40963-4.

Related Material

See also Papers of T.E. Lawrence and A.W. Lawrence, c.1894-1985 (GB 161 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 letters are printed in The home letters of T.E. Lawrence and his brothers, ed. M.R. Lawrence (Oxford, 1954).