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Abbreviated References used on T.E. Lawrence Studies

BL The British Library, London, holds two copies of the Oxford Seven Pillars, a drafts of The Mint, the final typesetting manuscript of Lawrence's Odyssey translation, minor manuscripts, and correspondence including over 300 letters to Bernard and Charlotte Shaw.
B:LH T. E. Lawrence to his Biographer Liddell Hart (London, Faber & Faber, 1938; Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Doran, 1939) 
Boats T.E. Lawrence, Boats for the R.A.F. 1929-1931 (Fordingbridge, Castle Hill press, 2012)
Bodleian The Bodleian Library, Oxford, holds the only surviving manuscript of Seven Pillars of Wisdom, a draft of The Mint, correspondence, the T.E. Lawrence papers, a copy of the 'Oxford' Seven Pillars, and a large collection of printed books.
B:RG T. E. Lawrence to his biographer Robert Graves (London, Faber & Faber, 1938; Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Doran, 1939)
DG D. Garnett (ed.), Letters of T. E. Lawrence (London, Jonathan Cape, 1938; Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Doran, 1939). The English and American editions have the same page numbers,
DNB Dictionary of National Biography (20th century volumes published serially by the Oxford University Press)
EOR S. and R. Weintraub (eds) Evolution of a Revolt (University Park and London, Pennsylvania State University Press, 1967)
ETEL David Garnett (ed.), The essential T. E. Lawrence (London, Jonathan Cape; New York, Dutton, 1952)
Friends A. W. Lawrence (ed.) T. E. Lawrence by his friends (London, Jonathan Cape; Garden City, NY, Doubleday Doran, 1937. The English and American editions have different page numbers. Abridged edition London, Jonathan Cape, 1954).
GR Clare Sydney Smith, The Golden Reign (London, Cassell, 1940)
HL The Home Letters of T. E. Lawrence and his brothers [ed. M. R. Lawrence] (Oxford, Blackwell; New York, Macmillan, 1954)
Houghton The Houghton Library, Harvard, holds an annotated typescript of Lawrence's Oxford thesis on Crusader castles, Edward Garnett's draft abridgement of Seven Pillars (made on sheets of the Oxford Seven Pillars), drafts of The Mint, some minor manuscripts, a large number of letters, and a collection of printed books.
HRC The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin, holds minor manuscripts and one of the largest collections of T.E. Lawrence letters and printed books.
Huntington The Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery holds minor manuscripts including the Diary 1911, correspondence, a copy of the Oxford Seven Pillars, and a large collection of printed books.
JTELS Journal of the T.E. Lawrence Society
Letters I J. and N. Wilson, eds, T.E. Lawrence, Correspondence with Bernard and Charlotte Shaw 1922-1926 (T.E. Lawrence Letters I) (Fordingbridge, Castle Hill Press 2000)
Letters II J. and N. Wilson, eds, T.E. Lawrence, Correspondence with Bernard and Charlotte Shaw 1927 (T.E. Lawrence Letters II) (Fordingbridge, Castle Hill Press 2003)
Letters III J. and N. Wilson, eds, T.E. Lawrence, Correspondence with Bernard and Charlotte Shaw 1928 (T.E. Lawrence Letters III) (Fordingbridge, Castle Hill Press 2003)
Letters IV J. and N. Wilson, eds, T.E. Lawrence, Correspondence with Bernard and Charlotte Shaw 1929-1935 (T.E. Lawrence Letters IV) (Fordingbridge, Castle Hill Press 2003)
Letters V J. and N. Wilson, eds, T.E. Lawrence, Correspondence with E.M. Forster and F.L. Lucas (T.E. Lawrence Letters V) (Fordingbridge, Castle Hill Press 2010)
Letters IX Peter Wilson, ed., T.E. Lawrence, Correspondence with Henry Williamson (T.E. Lawrence Letters IX) (Fordingbridge, Castle Hill Press 2000)
LTEL A. W. Lawrence (ed.), Letters to T. E. Lawrence (London, Jonathan Cape, 1962)
MB M. Brown (ed.) Letters of T. E. Lawrence (London, J. M. Dent, 1988; New York, W. W. Norton, 1989 [titled T. E. Lawrence: the selected letters])
Mint 1928 T. E. Lawrence, The Mint [1928 text] and Later Writings About Service Life, ed. J. and N. Wilson (Library Edition, Fordingbridge, Castle Hill Press, 2010)
Mint 1955 T. E. Lawrence, The Mint [1935 text, ed. A. W. Lawrence] (London, Jonathan Cape, 1955)
O'Brien P. M. O'Brien, T. E. Lawrence, a bibliography (Winchester, St. Paul's Bibliographies, 1988)
OA A. W. Lawrence (ed.), Oriental Assembly [collected minor writings of T. E. Lawrence] (London, Williams & Norgate, 1939. New York, E. P. Dutton, 1940)
TES-BR 1 Letters from T.E. Shaw to Bruce Rogers, privately printed, 1933
TES-BR 2 More Letters from T.E. Shaw to Bruce Rogers, privately printed, 1936
SCC Viola Meynell, ed., Friends of a Lifetime, Letters to Sydney Carlyle Cockerell (London, Jonathan Cape, 1940)
SP35 T. E. Lawrence, Seven pillars of wisdom, a triumph [1926 subscribers' abridgement] (London, Jonathan Cape; Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Doran, 1935)
SP22 T. E. Lawrence, Seven pillars of wisdom, the complete 1922 text (One-volume Library Edition, Fordingbridge, Castle Hill Press, 2003). The subsequent trade edition (Fordingbridge, J & N Wilson 2004) is from the same typesetting.
TEF Jeremy and Nicole Wilson, eds, Towards 'An English Fourth' [writings by T. E. Lawrence about the Middle East, 1918-22] (Fordingbridge, Castle Hill Press, 2009)
TEL papers The T. E. Lawrence papers (formerly embargoed until 2000) in the Bodleian Library, Oxford.
Wilson Jeremy Wilson, Lawrence of Arabia, the authorised biography (London, Heinemann, 1989; New York, Atheneum, 1990)
TEN TE Notes  
WW Who Was Who (published serially by A & C Black, London)


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