of the T. E. Lawrence Society
Vol. VIII, No.
1, Autumn 1998
by Philip Kerrigan
S. Jarvis: 'Lawrence and the Arab Revolt' (7-14)
Claude Scudamore Jarvis, CMG, OBE., (1879-1952) was a soldier,
administrator and orientalist who served in South Africa at the turn of
the century and later in France, Egypt and Palestine during the First
World War. In 1918 he joined the Egyptian Frontier Administration and
succeeded Lieutenant-Colonel W. F. Stirling as Governor of Sinai in
1922. In the following thirteen years he acquired an extensive knowledge
of Arabic and Bedouin customs and established a reputation for settling
tribal disputes. He wrote a number of books about his experiences
in the Middle East including two that have a Lawrence interest: Three Deserts and
Arab Command: the Biography of
Lieutenant-Colonel F. G. Peake Pasha. Although his meeting with Lawrence
was very brief, he was familiar with those connected with the Arab
Revolt and with the terrain over which they operated. This article
has been taken from a chapter in Three Deserts.
Larès: 'How Lawrence shortened Seven
Pillars of Wisdom' (15-27)
T. E. Lawrence, la France et les
Français, by Maurice Larès, was published in 1980. It is a
scholarly analysis of Lawrence's attitude towards France, and French
attitudes towards Lawrence. Maurice has also translated a number of English books into French including,
Arabia Deserta, Secret Despatches, and many Lawrence letters.
In this article he compares the 1922 and 1926 versions of the Seven
Pillars chapter titled 'Myself', applying a method used by the
Bibliothèque de la Pleiade.
Orlans: 'Lawrence's Political Outlook' (28-42)
Orlans has contributed two previous articles to the Journal, dealing with
Lawrence's friendship with Robert Graves and the young Lawrence's
relationship with his parents. His sociological interests and the four years
he spent in London after the last war have prompted him to write here
about Lawrence's political views.
Franks: 'My name is Legion' (43-72)
Franks too has contributed previously to the Journal, writing
about Simone Weil and about Lincoln Kirstein. Here, he discusses a subject
that has recently attracted
attention in other quarters: the number and variety of names that Lawrence
M. Tomlinson: 'Lawrence in Retrospect' (73-8)
well-known writer H. M. Tomlinson (1873-1958) was born in London, the
son of a foreman at the London Docks. He left school at thirteen to work
in a shipping office and later travelled extensively, acquiring a love of
ships and the sea. His experiences gave rise to an account of his
journey up the Amazon followed by a first novel, Gallions Reach. As a
journalist he wrote for the English Review and became literary editor of
the Nation. In 1930 he published an anti-war novel, All Our
concerning the First World War. Tomlinson writes here about his impressions
of the great, and tells of his first encounter with Lawrence.
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