Skip to main content
COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1252

T. E. Lawrence papers


Correspondence and compositions of English archaeological scholar, military strategist, and author T. E. (Thomas Edward) Lawrence.


  • 1910-1961


1.5 linear feet (3 boxes and 21 volumes)
Includes letters from Lawrence to Robert Graves, R. A. Guy, James Hanley, Wilfred Merton, and Bruce Rogers. Compositions include The mint, Revolt in the desert, and a notebook with an outline of the structure and other notes for Seven pillars of wisdom. Also includes maps of the Arabian territory drawn by Lawrence and materials concerning Richard Aldington's Lawrence of Arabia: a biographical enquiry.

Biographical / Historical

Lawrence was a English archaeological scholar, military strategist, and author.


Organized into the following series:
  1. I. Letters from Lawrence
  2. II. Letters to Lawrence
  3. III. Other letters
  4. IV. Manuscripts by Lawrence
  5. V. Other manuscripts

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*65M-177. Gift of Mr. Bayard L. Kilgour, Jr., 225 East Fourth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202; received: 1966 Apr.

Presented between 1958 and 1966.

Separated Materials

Former item pfMS Eng 1252 (369) has been recataloged separately as: William Roberts Drawings for Seven Pillars of Wisdom (pfMS Eng 1653).
Lawrence, T. E. (Thomas Edward), 1888-1935. T. E. Lawrence papers: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

Harvard Yard
Harvard University
Cambridge MA 02138 USA
(617) 495-2440