Catalogue description 'Lady Chatterley's Lover': obscenity: books, obscene: prosecutions, history of;...

Ordering and viewing options

  • £3.50

  • Download size approximately 27 MB. Download format PDF


Details of LO 2/148/148
Reference: LO 2/148/148
Description: 'Lady Chatterley's Lover': obscenity: books, obscene: prosecutions, history of; parliamentary questions. Correspondence between government officials and the Attorney General, Sir Reginald Manningham-Buller, following the prosecution of Penguin Books under the Obscene Publications Act for publishing an unexpurgated version of D H Lawrence´s book, 'Lady Chatterley´s Lover'. Includes copies of The Spectator (19 and 26 August 1960) and the New Statesman (10 August 1960), as well as a letters to and from the Attorney General expressing opinions on the matter.
Date: 1960-1961
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: 9/5/39
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description
Access conditions: Closed Until 2007
Record opening date: 05 May 2007

To download this record without a watermark, please add it to your basket.

Subject image
Image   of {{thumbImages.length}}
Loading image ...

The above image viewer has been changed to allow users to preview our digital downloads before purchase. How would you rate this image viewer?

Please do not include personal contact details.

Have you found an error with this catalogue description?

Help with your research