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The University of Nottingham acquires D.H. Lawrence’s ‘treasures’

By June 16, 2018No Comments

Source : Times of India

A large collection of items from D.H. Lawrence‘s personal archive was recently bought by The University of Nottingham.

The collection has been described as a “unique archive of treasures” containing diary entries, notebooks, personal papers and family correspondence. the archive was privately owned but when it went up for sale recently the university realised “it was at risk of being purchased by overseas buyers or items dispersed among private collectors.” the university said in a press release.

“Recognising the significance of the archive to the study and celebration of Lawrence’s life and work as well as to the national heritage”, the university sought out charitable and philanthropic donations to secure it and with help from National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF), The Foyle Foundation, Friends of the National Libraries, Thriplow Charitable Trust, and The Aurelius Charitable Trust, they managed to acquire the collection, “for future generations of scholars throughout the world.”

Craig Davidson of the University’s Campaign and Alumni Relations Office, who led the fundraising appeal to acquire the collection, said, “The natural home for these items is Nottingham. It is where Lawrence spent his formative years, and it is his geographical heartland which these materials evoke. Lawrence also had strong connections to our institution, and so we felt very strongly that the collection should remain at its rightful home at the University of Nottingham.”

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