This article from THE LITERARY DIGEST reported on the death of T.E. Lawrence (1888 – 1935) in a freak motorcycle accident which triggered an event within the publishing world that was much discussed in all quarters:
"THE SATURDAY REVIEW of LITERATURE, weekly guide-post for the literati, last week scooped the world with an air-tight exclusive story that was scheduled to be front page news fourteen years hence. The editorial coup was a review of Thomas Edward Lawrence's (Lawrence of Arabia) final book, The Mint, which by the terms of his will was not to be made known to the world until 1950."
You might also like to read this 1933 article about T.E. Lawrence.