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TitlePapers of the Weekley Family, 1865-1985, in the D.H. Lawrence Collection
Extent1 box
AbstractThe collection contains correspondence and photographs, collected by members of the Weekley family.
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryThe group is in part an artificial gathering, which brings together material acquired by the University of Nottingham from different Weekley family members.

Ernest Weekley (1865-1954) was Professor of Modern Languages at University College, Nottingham and met D.H. Lawrence when the latter was a student. It was through this relationship that Lawrence met Weekley's wife, Frieda, with whom he eloped in 1912. They were married in 1914.

Although the elopement meant separation from her children, Frieda always had a deep concern for them, and as adults they visited the Lawrences and corresponded with them.
Custodial HistoryThe main series were acquired by the University of Nottingham in 1984 and 1991, directly from members of the Weekley family.
DescriptionThe Collection contains papers and photographs of Professor Ernest Weekley and his family, collected and preserved because of their relevance to Frieda Lawrence's life, her children and grandchildren.

Most of the correspondence is post-1939, well after the death of Lawrence, and is concerned with the affairs of the Weekley family and their von Richthofen relatives, including her sister, Else Jaffe. There are also a number of letters between Frieda and her children, and photographs of Frieda and Ernest Weekley and his parents.
MgtGroupFamily and estate collections
ArrangementThe material is arranged in series, reflecting the acquisition of different groups. Correspondence is ordered chronologically within these groups.
FindingAidsCopyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham. Online: Catalogue available through the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections, Manuscripts Online Catalogue.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.
Related MaterialAcademic works of Ernest Weekley (1865-1954), Professor of Modern Languages, University College, Nottingham (Wy)
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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA169Lawrence; Frieda (1879-1956); née von Richthofen; married Ernest Weekley 1899 D.H. Lawrence 1914 Antonio Ravagli 19501879-1956
NA169Lawrence; Frieda (1879-1956); née von Richthofen; married Ernest Weekley 1899 D.H. Lawrence 1914 Antonio Ravagli 19501879-1956
NA385Weekley; Ernest (1865-1954); Professor; professor of modern languages at The University of Nottingham1865-1954
NA396Jaffe; Else (1874-1973); Mrs; née von Richthofen1874-1973
NA75916Weekley; family
NA75937von Richthofen; family; of Germany
NA5413Weekley; Ian (1932-2005); grandson of Frieda Lawrence1932-2005
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