Updated June 2012
Correspondence and works by T. E. Lawrence
written or first published in 1921
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The Army Quarterly (London Vol. II, No. 1, April 1921) contains 'A Set Piece. January 1918', by T. E. Lawrence (pp. 23-31). This is extracted from Lawrence's unpublished 1920 abridgement of Seven Pillars of Wisdom.
Leicester Galleries, Catalogue of an Exhibition of Arab Portraits by Eric H. Kennington, with a prefatory note by T. E. Lawrence (pp. 5-11). London, Ernest Brown & Phillips, The Leicester Galleries, October, 1921. Lawrence's preface is dated 25/8/21. Reprinted, without the first three paragraphs, in the Leicester Galleries' 1927 Catalogue of an Exhibition of Paintings, Pastels, Drawings and Woodcuts illustrating Col. T. E. Lawrence's book "Seven Pillars of Wisdom", with prefaces by Bernard Shaw and T. E. Lawrence (pp. 7-13 and 14-18 respectively). Reprinted in this shortened form in OA pp. 147-57 (titled: 'On Eric Kennington's Arab Portraits'.)
English translation by T. E. Lawrence of a poem in Arabic by the Emir Feisal (The Saturday Book, ed. Leonard Russell, 11th number, [London], Hutchinson, 1951, p. 174). One of several facsimile pages from Sir Edward Marsh's 'little book'.
- To Lady Scott 2 February 1921 DG pp. 235-6
- To C. M. Doughty 7 February 1921 DG pp. 326-8
- To Robert Graves Wed. night [16 February 1921] B:RG p. 12
- To Robert Graves, Saturday [19 February 1921] B:RG pp. 10-11 (omission in DG p. 324). The letter is misdated in both sources.
- To Edward Marsh 24 February 1921 DG p. 328
- To Eric Kennington 12 June 1921 DG p. 330
- To C. M. Doughty 13 June 1921 DG pp. 330-331
- To C. M. Doughty 18 June 1921 DG pp. 331-2
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