Updated June 2012
works by T. E. Lawrence
names of correspondents
|At present I am giving priority to getting letter texts back online. New additions are linked from the chronological contents lists, but not from this alphabetical list. I will update these pages as soon as possible. Meanwhile, if a letter that interests you is not linked here, please check the relevant chronological list. JW|
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The Observer (London):
No. 6,742, 8th August 1920, contains 'France, Britain and the Arabs: the beam in our own eye: the road to peace in Mesopotamia', by T. E. Lawrence (p. 10 col. 4). Reprinted in DG pp. 311-15.
No. 6,748, 19 September 1920, contains 'The Egyptian problem by Sir Valentine Chirol' [book review] by T. E. Lawrence (p. 6 col. 3).
The O.H.S. Magazine, Magazine of The City of Oxford High School for Boys (Oxford) contains:
Vol. I, No. 5, March 1904, 'Playground Football' by 'Goalpost' [thought to be pseud. of T. E. Lawrence] (pp. 100-1).
Vol. II, No. 2, July 1904, 'Playground cricket' by T. E. Lawrence (pp. 29-30).
T. E. Lawrence chronology
1888 16 August: born at Tremadoc, Wales
1896-1907: City of Oxford High School for Boys
1907-9: Jesus College, Oxford, B.A., 1st Class Hons, 1909
1910-14: Magdalen College, Oxford (Senior Demy), while working at the British Museum's excavations at Carchemish
1915-16: Military Intelligence Dept, Cairo
1916-18: Liaison Officer with the Arab Revolt
1919: Attended the Paris Peace Conference
1919-22: wrote Seven Pillars of Wisdom
1921-2: Adviser on Arab Affairs to Winston Churchill at the Colonial Office
1922 August: Enlisted in the Ranks of the RAF
1923 January: discharged from the RAF
1923 March: enlisted in the Tank Corps
1923: translated a French novel, The Forest Giant
1924-6: prepared the subscribers' abridgement of Seven Pillars of Wisdom
1927-8: stationed at Karachi, then Miranshah
1927 March: Revolt in the Desert, an abridgement of Seven Pillars, published
1928: completed The Mint, began translating Homer's Odyssey
1929-33: stationed at Plymouth
1931: started working on RAF boats
1932: his translation of the Odyssey published
1933-5: attached to MAEE, Felixstowe
1935 February: retired from the RAF
1935 19 May: died from injuries received in a motor-cycle crash on 13 May
1935 21 May: buried at Moreton, Dorset