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Finding Aid for the Collection of Material By, About, or Relating to D.H. and Frieda Lawrence, ca. 1910-1930
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection of Material By, About, or Relating to D.H. and Frieda Lawrence,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1910-1930
    Collection number: 654
    Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) was a novelist, essayist and poet. He became best known as the author of Lady Chatterly's Lover (1928), banned for many years for its explicit treatment of sex. The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts and corrected proofs, a painting, and ephemera.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    • Gift of Willard Hougland, 1956.
    • Ben Abramson, purchase.
    • Gift of Lawrence Clark Powell.
    • Argus, purchase, 1953.
    • Gift of Majl Ewing, 1956.
    • Gift of Ben Grauer, 1960.
    • Gift of Henry Miller, 1962.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of Material By, About, or Relating to D.H. and Frieda Lawrence (Collection 654). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Lawrence was born on September 11, 1885 in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England; became a novelist, essayist and poet; his first major novel, Sons and Lovers (1913), was followed by the more symbolic The Rainbow (1915) and Women in Love (1920); was persecuted for his treatment of sex in The Rainbow, as well as for his elopement with his wife Frieda (then married to another man); Lawrence left England in 1919, living in Italy, Australia, and New Mexico, and writing many travel essays; became best known as the author of Lady Chatterly's Lover (1928), banned for many years for its explicit treatment of sex; died on March 2, 1930 in Vence, France.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts and corrected proofs, a painting, and ephemera. Includes a group of early letters from Lawrence to Mrs. Rachel (Annand) Taylor, and correspondence pertaining to posthumous publications of the works of Lawrence, partly by Frieda Lawrence, and by Willard Hougland and E.W. Tedlock, Jr. Also includes the galley sheets of Lawrence's first novel, The White Peacock, with copious corrections and revisions throughout. Also contains the first oil painting done by Lawrence in Italy.

    Expanded Scope and Content

    The D.H. Lawrence papers are expanding around a nucleus received as a gift from Willard Hougland in November, 1955. Mr. Hougland has since added to the collection and other items have been given and purchased.
    Among the outstanding items in this collection are a group of early unpublished letters from Lawrence to Mrs. Rachel (Annand) Taylor, the galley sheets of Lawrence's first novel, The White Peacock, with copious corrections and revisions throughout, the first oil painting done by Lawrence in Italy as well as correspondence pertaining to posthumous publications of the works of Lawrence, partly by Frieda Lawrence, by Willard Hougland and E.W. Tedlock, Jr.
    Letters and Correspondence: 1-4, 20, 21, 24
    Manuscripts, corrected proofs: 7-18, 23, 25
    Painting, ephemera: 6, 13, 22

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Letters and correspondence.
    2. Manuscripts, corrected proofs.
    3. Painting, ephemera.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Lawrence, D.H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930.
    Authors, English--20th century--Archival resources.
    Poets, English--20th century--Archival resources.
    Manuscripts for publication.