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THOMAS BEAUMONT [ 1898-1991] Soldier AUTOGRAPH LETTER Signed, Mrs Murfin, 2pp, 8vo, 23 Feb 1978, concerning his manuscript of reminscences which he has just completed slight abrasion on verso, 1978 [ Ref: RGW17806] £15
*T.W. Beaumont, No. 1 Vickers Machine gunner, who corresponded with Lawrence in the 1930s, is included in the nominal roll at the end of "Seven Pillars of Wisdom", as a member of the Hedjaz Armoured Car Company.

ESCOMBE, M.]: "Books by or about T.E. Lawrence in my library in chronological order of publication". PHOTOCOPY OF TYPESCRIPT 2pp, folio n.d. [post 1963] [ Ref: RGW13579] £15
*This photocopy was from in Malcolm Escombe's papers.

DOROTHY HUTTON [1889-1984] Artist and Scribe. TWO AUTOGRAPH LETTERS Signed, to Col. Escombe, 3pp, 73 Campden Street, Kensington, Dec 1963 concerning the binding in vellum of her manuscript of 91st Psalm commissioned by Col. Escombe, mentioning other work and her usual way of working with bookbinders including Sidney Cockerell and Roger Powell. Sold with a letter by the bookbinder in question B. H. Kiernan. [ Ref: RGW13582] £30


JEFFREY MEYERS. THREE TYPED LETTERS Signed, to Col. Escombe, 3pp, 14 Dartmouth Park Avenue, 1973-73 telling him about his Lawrence publications and arranging to view his collection. [ Ref: RGW13581] £25


WING COMMANDER GERALD MUIR, R.A.A.F., Australian Pioneer Aviator. TYPED SHEET Signed, [to D. Whetton], 1p, 'Ross Smith's favorite aircraft was B1229 and it was in this ship that he ferried Lieut Colonel T.E. Lawrence to the Arabs near El Kutrani after his visit to General Allenby to discuss Arab cooperation.' n.d. [ Ref: RGW18940] £20


ARABELLA RIVINGTON. AUTOGRAPH LETTER Signed, to Col. Escombe, 2pp, folio, Whiteway Field, Penman's Green, Chipperfield , 4/3/1968 thanking him for showing her and Jeremy Wilson his collection of Lawrence's books, arranging to borrow Charlotte Shaw's commonplace book. [ Ref: RGW13580] £10
*Arabella Rivington was a set designer and a cousin of Ronald Storrs, who helped the Sunday Times Insight team research a series of articles on Lawrence of Arabia which appeared in June 1968. Col. Escombe owned Lawrence's commonplace book, which was published as "Minorities" in 1971.

T.E. LAWRENCE CENTENARY COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL, designed by JACQUELINE STIEGER, in 1988, cast in bronze, in form of rectangular miniature book, with head of Lawrence, in Arab head dress, on obverse, cutaway to reveal words inside relating to his life, for example "Clouds Hill", "R.A.F.", "Mint" and "T.E. Shaw", on reverse, his Brough motorcycle, 56mm x 48mm. Limited to 500 medals, each with authenticity certificate, signed by the Artist. [ Ref: RGW7213] £250
*A striking and original medal by an acclaimed jeweller and sculptor. Jacqueline Stieger studied at the Edinburgh College of Art from 1954-59, and in 1985 became a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. Over the last thirty years, she has received many important commissions in this country and abroad. Terence Mullaly writing this year in "The Medal", describes Jacqueline Stieger's portrait of Lawrence, as one of the twenty key medals of the second half of the twentieth century. He writes, "her medal of T.E. Lawrence both stands in a long line of portrait medals and breaks fresh ground".

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