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1935 Lawrence Of Arabia Death...



Item # 594506

May 21, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 21, 1935 

* Lawrence of Arabia death 
* Thomas Edward Lawrence 

This 40 page newspaper has one column headlines on page 9 that include: "LAWRENCE'S LIFE EXTOLLED BY KING", "He 'Gratefully Recognizes His Distinguished Services' in Message of Sympathy", "He Calls Death Untimely" and more with smaller subheads.

Other news, sports and various advertisements of the day throughout. Rag edition in very nice condition.

wikipedia notes: A few weeks after leaving the service, aged 46, he was fatally injured in a motorcycle accident in Dorset, close to his cottage, Clouds Hill, near Wareham (now run by the National Trust and open to the public). The accident occurred because of a dip in the road that obstructed his view of two boys on their bicycles; he swerved to avoid them, lost control and was thrown over the handlebars of his motorcycle. He died six days later.[5]

Some sources mistakenly claim that Lawrence was buried in St Paul's Cathedral; in reality, only a bust of him was placed in the crypt. His final resting place is the Dorset village of Moreton. Moreton Estate, which borders Bovington Camp, was owned by family cousins, the Frampton family. Lawrence had rented and subsequently purchased Clouds Hill from the Framptons. He had been a frequent visitor to their home, Okers Wood House, and had for many years corresponded with Louisa Frampton.

On Lawrence's death, his mother wrote to the Framptons asking whether there was space for him in their family plot at Moreton Church. At his funeral there, attendees included Winston and Clementine Churchill and Lawrence's youngest brother, Arnold (who demonstrated the Lawrencian dry humour in speaking with reporters), and T.E. Lawrence's coffin was transported on the Frampton estate bier.

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