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D. H. Lawrence collection

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1093

Scope and Contents

The D. H. Lawrence Collection consists of correspondence, writings, agreements and contracts, and photographs and drawings. The material documents Lawrence's writing career, his relationships with friends and publishers, and his travels in New Mexico, Mexico and Europe. Included is correspondence between his wife, Frieda Lawrence, and their mutual friends, and records relating to the rights to D. H. Lawrence's works after his death.

Dates

  • 1912-1963

Creator

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired by gift and purchase, 1957-1989. For more information consult the appropriate curator.

Arrangement

Organized into ten groupings: I. Pre-1960 Acquisitions. II. 1964 Acquisition. III. 17 January 1966 Acquisition. IV. 27 January 1966 Acquisition. V. September 1966 Acquisition. VI. August 1969 Acquisition. VII. December 1969 Acquisition. VIII. 1971 Acquistion. IX.1973 Acquisition. X. May 1989 Acquisition.

Extent

1.34 Linear Feet ((6 boxes) + 1 art object)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Overview

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, agreements and contracts, photographs and artwork. The material documents Lawrence's writing career, his relationships with friends and publishers, and his travels in New Mexico, Mexico and Europe. Included is correspondence between his wife, Frieda Lawrence, and their mutual friends, and records relating to the rights to D. H. Lawrence's works after his death.

D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence was an English writer and painter.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit. This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing, in 2014.

The collection is comprised of material formerly classed as MS Vault Shelves Lawrence, MS Vault Lawrence, Uncat MS Vault File, Uncat MS Vault 133, Uncat MS Vault 554.

The finding aid for this collection is partially compiled from individual catalog cards that were created at or around the time of receipt by the library. Information from the catalog cards was repurposed in the finding aid in accordance with current archival descriptive standards. Some catalog cards, copies of which are filed with the collection, include more detailed descriptions of individual items and/or provenance notes. Descriptions for items not represented by catalog cards were derived from accession records, folder labels, or other available descriptive material.
Title
Guide to the D. H. Lawrence Collection
Author
Beinecke Staff
Date
March 2014
Language of description
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
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