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Moore, Harry T. (Harry Thornton), 1908-1981


Biographical Note

Harry Thornton Moore was born in 1908 in Oakland, California. He was awarded Guggenheim fellowships for English Literature in 1958 and 1960. He published works on the lives and writings of D.H. Lawrence, Henry James, E.M. Foster, and John Steinbeck. He also wrote literary criticism for The New Republic. His works on Lawrence included a biography entitled Priest of Love (1954), which was the basis for a 1981 film; The Collected Letters of D.H. Lawrence (1962); and D.H. Lawrence and His World (1966). He died in Carbondale, Illinois in 1981.


1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2006.

"Fellows." John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation web site. Retrieved on 10 May 2021:

"Harry Thornton Moore." WWII Draft Registration Cards for Illinois, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 1246, The National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri; St. Louis, Missour.

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Harry T. Moore papers regarding D.H. Lawrence


Contains materials regarding the life of early twentieth-century English author D.H. Lawrence, which belonged to literary critic and biographer Harry T. Moore. These include drafts of Alan Plater's screenplay for Priest of Love, based on Moore's biography of the same name, and an index of the letters of D.H. Lawrence compiled by Joe Martin. There is also a press packet for the Priest of Love film.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1973 - 1981