Manuscripts and Special Collections

Lawrence collections elsewhere

There are a number of other collections of Lawrence manuscripts, papers and correspondence held in other repositories and libraries in Britain and abroad, in particular in the United States of America.

Where appropriate an active link is supplied to the relevant institution. This does not necessarily indicate that full details of their Lawrence holdings will be available over the Internet.


In Nottinghamshire


Elsewhere in the United Kingdom

Additional information on smaller collections can be found through the National Register of Archives .


In the United States of America

There are a large number of varied collections of Lawrence materials held by American Universities including:

Further brief details of these can be found through the National Register of Archives.

Finding Aids to American University Collections gives direct on-line access to the detailed finding aids to D H Lawrence holdings at University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Los Angeles and Stanford University.

Repositories of Primary Sources provides links to most American University Library collections.


In Canada


Published bibliographic sources including details of Lawrence collections

  • Location Register of Twentieth Century English Literary Manuscripts and Letters in the British Isles (British Library 1988) gives the locations of Lawrence collections in the British Isles.
  • A Bibliography of D H Lawrence by Warren Roberts and Paul Poplawski (3rd ed., Cambridge University Press, 2001). Section E. provides a detailed list of manuscripts of Lawrence works and their location world wide.

Published guides to specific collections include:

  • A Bibliography of the D H Lawrence Collection at Illinois State University compiled, described and annotated by Rodger L Tarr and Robert Sokan (1979)
  • The Freida Lawrence Collection of D H Lawrence Manuscripts: A descriptive bibliography by E W Tedlock Jr. (1948)


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Manuscripts and Special Collections

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