Lot 541: T. E. Lawrence

RR Auction

2015-12-18 17:00:17

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Lot 541: Scarce ALS signed "T. E. S.," one page both sides, 6.75 x 9, June 29, 1933. Letter to bookseller K. W. Marshall. In part: "I went into my finances in London on Monday (called up to Air Ministry for an interview with the C.A.S.) and found them less 'healthy' the [sic] I had thought. So I pulled out only the two enclosed notes for you. I know you don't particularly want these from me, but there is apparently going to be quite a pause yet before you get fixed—and it is a mistake in tactics to go broke to a new job…I hope the sunlight has been constant and the local distractions enough to stave off boredom. If those books come, they'll add a diversion of technical work…Don't get miserable. Nobody should, in fine health, while he has anything to do. What a sentence; what a sentiment; what a syntax." In very good condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds and scattered foxing. In a quest for anonymity following his fame Lawrence took on the surname 'Shaw' around 1923 and used it for the rest of his life, thus the "S" in his initialed signature. Lawrence is highly sought-after in any autographic material. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467 Wednesday, 13th January 2016 Estimate: $3000-4000
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