Displaying D.H. Lawrence

Residents and visitors to Nottinghamshire are enjoying a fortnight of activities and events related to D.H. Lawrence, featured as part of Broxtowe Borough Council’s annual Lawrence Festival, which was launched on Wednesday 5 September.   The 1920s themed opening event included a preview of this year’s Festival exhibition, entitled ‘D.H. Lawrence Controversy on Canvas, The Warren Gallery, London, …

New Discoveries in the D H Lawrence Family Papers

A fascinating collection of papers which has recently been acquired by Manuscripts and Special Collections provides researchers with new insights into D H Lawrence as a family man.  Much has been written about Lawrence’s close relationship with his mother and his complex relationships with women, but this accrual to our Lawrence holdings demonstrates his strong affection …

Manuscripts at Mayfest

Before May Fest, which took place on the 19th May, can become a distant memory, we’ve been having a review in Manuscripts and Special Collections of how the day went for us.  We had on offer presentations and interactive activities at two different venues on University Park, in Trent Building and at the D H Lawrence …

In Search of D H Lawrence

  If you think you know all about D H Lawrence but are struggling to remember titles beyond Lady Chatterley’s Lover or Sons and Lovers, call in on the exhibition  which opens on Friday 4 May at the Weston Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre.  The display is entitled The Many Lives of D H Lawrence and it …

Additions for the D H Lawrence Collection!

The latest addition to the Lawrence Collection online catalogue is a group of papers purchased earlier in the summer with the assistance of the V & A Museum Purchase Grant Fund.  Lawrence’s autograph text of the short piece “Laura Philippine” has a special interest, as it survives with a series of letters that provide more …