Lawrence of Arabia Memorial. Lawrence of Arabia Memorial Committee.
Lawrence of Arabia Memorial
Lawrence of Arabia Memorial

Lawrence of Arabia Memorial

1935. First edition. Leaflet. This is a flier seeking funding for the T. E. Lawrence memorial in St. Paul’s Cathedral, published in August 1935. Just a few years before the Second World War, Winston Churchill wrote of his friend, T. E. Lawrence: "The impression of the personality of Lawrence remains living and vivid upon the minds of his friends, and the sense of his loss is in no way dimmed among his countrymen. All feel the poorer that he has gone from us. In these days dangers and difficulties gather upon Britain and her Empire, and we are also conscious of a lack of outstanding figures with which to overcome them. Here was a man in whom there existed not only an immense capacity for service, but that touch of genius which everyone recognizes and no one can define." (Great Contemporaries, p.164) When Lawrence died, Churchill was among those at the small ceremony and was reportedly moved to tears; his name is among those who signed this flier. The memorial, featuring a cast of Eric Kennington’s 1926 bust, was unveiled in January, 1936. This flier was printed on a single sheet of 7.75 x 4.5 inch (19.5 x 11.5 cm) buff, wove, unwatermarked paper folded in half. This copy was found between the pages of a 1935 first edition copy of Seven Pillars of Wisdom where it had apparently spent its entire life. Condition is very good plus. The pamphlet is clean, crisp, bright, and complete, marred only by a crease and a little unobtrusive wrinkling at the upper right corner. Bibliographic reference: O'Brien E068. Item #005680

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