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T. E. (Thomas Edward) Lawrence, 1888-1935
Literary File, Photography Collection

684 items (7 boxes)

Acquisition: Internal transfers
Access: Open for research
Processed by: Susan McClellan, 2006
RLIN Record ID: None


Table of Contents

Scope and Contents
Item List
Index of Photographers

Scope and Contents

The T. E. Lawrence Literary File consists of 684 items, the majority of which are photographic prints depicting Lawrence's travels and activities in Arabia, including the Hejaz Railway and the Wejh-Aqaba expedition via the Wadi Sirhan. In addition to portraits of Lawrence, there are also views of his birthplace in Wales, residences in England, grave, and memorials, as well as views of crusader castles in France and Syria taken by him in circa 1907-1909. Items P1-P488 are from the B. H. Liddell-Hart Collection, and P490-P552 are from the Theodora Duncan Collection. Almost all of the photographs from the Liddell-Hart Collection have inscriptions in Lawrence's hand. He is also identified as the photographer on many of them. An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file. Further descriptions of some items are available in a card catalog in the repository.

This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.


Item List

Container Accession / P No. Description
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 1 P1-P67Views of crusader castles in France (P1-P30) and Syria (P31-P67), circa 1907-1909, with inscriptions by Lawrence.
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 1 P68-P92 Views of stations, bridges, tunnels, and scenery along the Hejaz Railway with inscriptions by Lawrence (and Liddell-Hart?).
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 2 P93-P140, P141A-P141B Views of stations, bridges, tunnels, and scenery along the Hejaz Railway with inscriptions by Lawrence (and Liddell-Hart?).
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 2 P142-P144, P145A-P145B, P146-P150, P151A-P151B, P152A-P152BScenes of Lawrence's Wejh-Aqaba expedition via the Wadi Sirhan, with inscriptions by Lawrence (and Liddell-Hart?).
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 3 P153-P161, P162A-P162B, P163-P172, P173A-P173B, P174A-P174B, P175-P181, P182A-P182D, P183A-P183B, P184-P193, P194A-P194B, P195, P196A-P196C, P197-P200, P201A-P201B, P202-P222, P223A-P223B, P224-P232Scenes of Lawrence's travels and activities in Arabia, including the Wejh-Aqaba expedition via the Wadi Sirhan (P197-P232), with inscriptions by Lawrence (and Liddell-Hart?).
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 4 P233-P238, P239A-P239B, P240-P244, P246-P250, P251A-P251B, P252A-P252B, P253A-P253B, P254, P255A-P255C, P256, P257A-P257B, P258A-P258B, P259A-P259B, P260A-P260B, P261A-P261B, P262A-P262B, P263A-P263B, P264-P305Scenes of Lawrence's travels and activities in Arabia, including the Wejh-Aqaba expedition via the Wadi Sirhan (P233-P243), with inscriptions by Lawrence (and Liddell-Hart?).
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 5 P306-P353 Scenes of Lawrence's travels and activities in Arabia, chiefly circa 1916, with inscriptions by Lawrence (and Liddell-Hart?).
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 5 P354-P376, P377A-P377C, P378-P392 Views of Azraq, Karnak(?), Jidda, Mecca, and Medina, with inscriptions by Lawrence (and Liddell-Hart?).
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 6 P393-P405 British and French official photographic prints, chiefly of Arab soldiers, with Lawrence's inscriptions.
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 6 P406Photographic reproduction of a painting of Lawrence.
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 6 P407-P451Scenes of Lawrence's travels and activities in Arabia, with his inscriptions.
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 6 P452-P488Images of various people and places in the Middle East, with Lawrence's inscriptions.
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 6 P490-P493, P494A-P494B, P495, P496A-P496B, P497-P498Color photographic prints and photomechanical postcards of places associated with Lawrence chiefly in Tremadoc, Wales and Oxford, England.
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 7 P499-P501, P502A-P502E, P503Views of Lawrence's effigy at St. Martin's, Wareham (P499), his grave (P500-P501), and a commemorative plaque (P503), as well as scenes from his funeral (P502A-P502E).
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 7 P504 View of the façade of Blackwell bookstore, Oxford, England.
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 7 P505 Portrait of Lawrence's mother at age 95 with his brother Robert.
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 7 P506-P511, P512A-P512BViews of Lawrence's cottage, Clouds Hill (P506-P509, P512A) and his grave (P510, P512B), as well as a scene from his funeral (P511).
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 7 P513 Booklet containing photomechanical prints of or pertaining to Lawrence.
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 7 P514-P521 B/w photographic and color photomechanical postcards of places in England associated with Lawrence.
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 7 P522Exterior view of Brook House in Dorset.
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 7 P523-P529Interior and exterior views of Lawrence's cottage, Clouds Hill.
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 7 P530-P532Views of Lawrence's effigy at St. Martin's, Wareham (P530-P532).
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 7 P533-P540Views of Lawrence's grave (P533, P540) and places in Oxford, England, associated with him, including two memorials (P534-P539).
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 7 P541-P542 Portraits of Lawrence as an adult in western (P541) and Arab dress (P542).
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 7 P543-P545Views of places in Oxford, England, associated with Lawrence.
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 7 P546Image of a bronze plaque with a portrait of Lawrence in profile by Eric Kennington (same subject as P538).
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 7 P547 Interior view of a large, formal meeting room (in Oxford, England?).
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 7 P548 Portrait of Lawrence at age one with his nanny.
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 7 P552 Photomechanical reproduction of a painting of Lawrence by Augustus John.
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 7 P553Half-tone print of a photograph by Howard Coster of Lawrence as an adult in western dress.
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 7 P554-P556 Half-tone prints of photographs of Lawrence as an adult in Arab dress.
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 7 P557A-P557B, P558A-P558B, P559Photographic and photomechanical reproductions of portraits of Lawrence in other media, including a painting by Augustus John (P558A-P558B; same as P552).
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 7 P560-P561, P562A-P562KPhotographic prints and negatives of a bust sculpture of Lawrence by Eric Kennington.
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 7 P571-P573 Views of Lawrence's grave.
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 7 P574-P579 Images of an exhibit about Lawrence at the Miriam Lutcher Stark Library.
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 7 P580 Photographic reproduction of a portrait of Emir Abdulla by Eric Kennington.
PH:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box 7 990:0031:0001Portrait of Lawrence as an adult with B. H. Liddell Hart.
NV:LF:Lawrence, T. E., Box P1-P6767 nitrate negatives of crusader castles in France (P1-P30) and Syria (P31-P67), circa 1907-1909 (same numbers as corresponding prints).


Index of Photographers

American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Dept.--P454-P470, P475
Clayton, Gilbert Falkingham, Sir, 1875-1929--P292, P479
Lawrence, T. E. (Thomas Edward), 1888-1935--P1-P67, P142-P144, P145A-P145B, P146-P150, P151A-P151B, P152A-P152B, P153-P161, P162A-P162B, P163-P172, P173A-P173B, P174A-P174B, P175, P246, P261A-P261B, P262A-P262B, P263A-P263B, P264, P266-P276, P278-P283, P285, P287-P291, P294, P296-P299, P301-311, P313-P314, P316-P318, P321-P329, P331-P350, P352, P354-P365, P367-P370, P471
Newcombe, Stewart Francis, 1878-1956--P285, P330, P476, P478, P487
Thomas, Lowell, 1892-1981--P407, P410-P414, P418, P420-P422, P424-P448, P450-P451


T. E. (Thomas Edward) Lawrence Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 18 June 2007)

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