Document ReferenceLa R 2
TitleResearch papers of Professor James T. Boulton (1924-2013) relating to D.H. Lawrence; 1910-2009
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Admin HistoryJames Thompson Boulton came to the University of Nottingham in 1951, and in 1964 was appointed professor of English Literature. In 1971 he also became Dean of the Faculty of Arts. His early research interests centred on 18th century political literature; his interest in D.H. Lawrence and 20th century literature developed during his time at Nottingham. In the mid-1960s, he was approached to edit a volume of letters written by D.H. Lawrence to his fiancee Louie Burrows. This was published as 'Lawrence in Love: Letters to Louie Burrows' (Nottingham: Nottingham University Press, 1968).

Boulton was one of the main instigators behind the Cambridge University Press edition of 'The Letters and Works of D.H. Lawrence', along with F. Warren Roberts of the University of Texas and Michael Black of Cambridge University Press. Work on the Letters Project officially started in 1972, with Boulton as general editor, as well as editing or co-editing most of the volumes. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' was published as an eight volume series by CUP between 1979-2000. He was also appointed to the editorial board for the Works Project, which commenced in 1973, and edited one volume in the series: 'Late Essays and Articles' (Cambridge: CUP, 2004).

Boulton moved to the University of Birmingham in 1975, where he worked until his official retirement from the department of English Studies in 1988. He founded the Institute for Advanced Research in the Humanities at the University of Birmingham in 1987 and stayed on as Director, and later Deputy-director, of the institute until 2006.
Custodial HistoryPapers created in the 1960s relating to Boulton's involvement with 'Lawrence in Love: Letters to Louie Burrows' were received directly from Boulton 1970-1971 (during his time working at the University of Nottingham) or transferred from University of Nottingham Registrar's Office in 2004.
Papers relating to Boulton's involvement in the Cambridge University Press edition of The Letters and Works of D.H. Lawrence were collected from the University of Birmingham library in September 2006.
Content DescriptionThe individual items are given their own description under sub-references of La R 2.

La R 2/1: Boulton's papers relating to 'Lawrence in Love: Letters to Louie Burrows', edited with introduction and notes by James T. Boulton (Nottingham: University of Nottingham, 1968).

La R 2/2: Boulton's papers relating to the Cambridge University Press edition of 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence', Volumes 1-8 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979-1993)

La R 2/3: Boulton's papers relating to the Cambridge University Press edition of 'The Works of D.H. Lawrence'.

Readers should also consult related papers from Cambridge University Press (La E).
Related MaterialEditorial papers of Cambridge University Press relating to the Cambridge edition of The Letters and Works of D.H. Lawrence (La E)
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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA387Boulton; James T. (1924-2013); Professor; James Thompson; Professor of English1924-2013
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