University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence:

An Inventory of His Literary File Photography Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930
Title: D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence Literary File Photography Collection
Dates: circa 1905-1960
Abstract: The D. H. Lawrence literary file consists of approximately 1,400 items, including images of D. H. and Frieda Lawrence. There are also views of places associated with Lawrence in the English midlands, New South Wales, Oaxaca, and New Mexico, as well as photographic reproductions of paintings by Lawrence.
Call Number: Photography Collection PH-02688
Extent: 1,400 items (3.75 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Scope and Contents

The D. H. Lawrence Literary File consists of approximately 1,400 items, including images of D.H. and Frieda Lawrence, Frieda’s first husband Ernest Weekley and his family, her third husband Angelo Ravagli, her mother Baroness von Richthofen, her daughter Barbara, and other members of her family, as well as Dorothy Brett, Witter Bynner, Walter Willard "Spud" Johnson, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Lady Ottoline Morrell, Padre Edward A. Rickards, and various other people. There are also views of places associated with Lawrence in the English midlands, New South Wales, Oaxaca, and New Mexico, as well as photographic reproductions of paintings by Lawrence. The images in the two albums document Lawrence’s travels in Mexico and Europe as retraced by LaVerne Harrell and L.D. Clark in circa 1960. An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file. Further descriptions of some items are available in a card catalog in the repository.

This collection forms a part of the Literary File Photograph Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.


Restrictions

Access:

Open for research. Please note: Transparencies may be accessed but require 24 hours advance notice. Negatives cannot be accessed without curatorial approval. Light sensitive materials must be viewed under low-level lighting. Some materials may be restricted from viewing. To make an appointment or to reserve photography materials, please contact the Center's staff at photography@hrc.utexas.edu.


Index Terms

People
Brett, Dorothy, 1883-1977.
Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968.
Clark, LaVerne Harrell.
Johnson, Walter Willard, 1897-1968.
Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930.
Lawrence, Frieda, 1879-1956.
Luhan, Mabel Dodge, 1879-1962.
Mansfield, Katherine, 1888-1923.
Morrell, Ottoline Violet Anne Cavendish-Bentinck, Lady, 1873-1938.
Rickards, Edwin Alfred, 1872-1920.
Weekley, Ernest, 1865-1954.
Subjects
Literature.
Travel.
Places
Europe.
Mexico.
New Mexico.
Document Types
Film negatives.
Nitrate negatives.
Photographic prints.

Related Material

Additional Lawrence material is available in mauscript collections at the Harry Ransom Center.


Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Internal transfers

Processed by:

HRC Staff


Item List

Location
Box 1 Portraits of Lawrence, as well as some photographs with family and friends, including Frieda Lawrence (P105, P111); his sister Emily (P57), family group (P52); as well as Katherine Mansfield and John Middleton Murray (P111), undated.
Location
Box 2 Photographs of Lawrence with family and friends, many taken in New Mexico and Mexico, undated.
Location
Box 3 Photographs of Lawrence with family and friends, undated.
Location
Box 4 Photographs of Lawrence with family and friends, undated.
Location
Box 5 Photographs of Lawrence with family and friends, undated.
Location
Box 6 Photographs of Lawrence with family and friends, undated.
Location
Box 7 Photographs of Lawrence with family and friends, undated.
Location
Box 8 Photographs of Lawrence with family and friends, undated.
Location
Box 9 Images of D.H. and Frieda Lawrence with Dorothy Brett on horses (P811-P818); portrait of D.H. Lawrence (P819); images of D.H. and Frieda Lawrence (P820-P821); portrait of Frieda Lawrence as an elderly woman (P822), undated.
Portraits of Frieda as a young woman (979:0084:0001-0003); images of D.H. Lawrence’s(?) grave (979:0084:0004-0009); portraits of D.H. Lawrence (979:0085:0001-0002); views of a sailing ship, potters in Oaxaca, and Picinisco, Italy (979:0085:0003-0005); views (color photographic prints) of the D.H. Lawrence Shrine and Cottage near San Cristobal, New Mexico, 1967 (984:0046:0001-0002); view of D.H. Lawrence’s birthplace (993:0053:0001); portraits of D.H. and Frieda Lawrence (993:0053:0002-0003); images of the Lawrences with others at Thirroul, New South Wales (997:0018:0001-0005), undated.
Portrait of D.H. Lawrence by Nickolas Muray (photographic print), undated.
Negatives for prints in Album 1 (16 sheets) and 2 (49 sheets), undated.
Location
Lit File OV Box, Medium Portrait of Lawrence by Edward Weston (photographic print), undated.
Location
Lit File Album 1 138 BW snapshots depicting the "Lawrence Trail" through Mexico (original negatives for all prints plus 3 negatives without prints housed in Box 9); taken by LaVerne Harrell Clark between Aug. 1960 and June 1961 and annotated by L.D. Clark, undated.
Location
Lit File Album 2 534 BW snapshots presented as "A photographic study of D.H. Lawrence's travels in Europe" (original negatives for all prints housed in Box 9); taken by LaVerne Harrell Clark and annotated by L.D. Clark. circa 1960.
Nitrate negatives (same number assigned to corresponding prints, if available), undated.



Index of Photographers

  • Alvarez, A.--P247
  • Bieber, E.--P338
  • Brett, Dorothy--P39, P85, P96, P147, P160, P166, P171, P179-P181, P194, P273, P278, P281, P284
  • Bynner, Witter--P11, P64
  • Clark, LaVerne Harrell--Album 1-2
  • Davis, Robert H.--P45
  • Esch, F. W. L.--P681, P686, P693
  • Faraglia, Cesare--P781
  • Forrester, Arthur Denis--P115, P133
  • Guardia, Ernesto--P18
  • Hagemeyer, Johan--P428
  • Hawk, Rachel--P189-193
  • Heald, Phil--P797-P802
  • Holmes, Patricia Cline--P822
  • Kader, Noel--P648
  • Killick & Abbot--P314
  • Moore, Harry T.--P756-P758
  • Muray, Nickolas--unnumbered photographic print (Box 9)
  • National Portrait Gallery--P782, P794
  • Pendry, Leo--P205
  • Peter A. Juley & Son--P21-P22
  • Roberts, Warren--P323, P743, P759
  • Schneider, W.--P198
  • Stick, N., Rev.--P437
  • Thornhill, Helena--P473
  • Van Vechten, Carl--P243
  • Watson, Kenneth--P659
  • Weston, Edward--P16
  • Wiedman, Andre--P322
  • Zeitlan, Jacob--P335