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TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Del Monte Ranch, Questa, New Mexico, [U.S.A.] to his sister [Ada Clarke]; 31 Aug. 1924
Date31 August 1924
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Sister'; hasn't heard from her for months.

Informs her that they've been away motoring for a fortnight in the Hopi country; comments that the Navajo Coutry is very wild and strange - real old savage America; bemoans there being too many motor cars now in the world.

Discusses his new novel 'The Boy in the Bush' and the co-author Mollie Skinner; mentions his new horse Aaron, [Dorothy] Brett's pony Dan and Frieda's horse the Azul.

Speculates that he will stay in New Mexico for a few weeks, then must go to Mexico to finish 'Quetzalcoatl' because he hasn't written much this year; asks if she received the 'Corn Dance' article sent via Emily.

Comments on Mabel Luhan's relationships with people, including her husband Tony.

Discusses the weather, and the local landscape; enquires about various family members; is sorry to hear about [the death of] Florrie Cooper, and hopes Gertie [Cooper] is well.

Signed 'Love from us both to you all. DHL'.
Termpublications, novels, D.H. Lawrence 'The Boy in the Bush'
publications, novels, D.H. Lawrence 'Quetzalcoatl'
publications, essays, D.H. Lawrence 'Hopi Snake Dance'
animals, horses
travel, mexico
personal relationships, Mabel and Tony Luhan
Physical DescriptionWritten in blue ink on both sides of a single sheet of paper folded to form 2 folios; dimensions are 165 x 260mm.
Publication NoteJames T. Boulton and Lindeth Vasey (eds) 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989) vol V, pp 113-115.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA42Lawrence; D.H. (1885-1930); David Herbert; writer1885-1930
NA368Clarke; Ada (1887-1948); Mrs; married W.E. Clarke 1913; sister of D.H. Lawrence1887-1948
NA74614Lawrence; Arthur John (1846-1924); father of D.H. Lawrence1846-1924
NA74593Cooper; Gertrude (1885-1942); known as 'Gertie' or 'Grit'; childhood friend of D.H. Lawrence1885-1942
NA77655Cooper; Florrie (c.1879-1924); older sister of Gertie and Frances Cooper, childhood friends of D.H. Lawrence c.1879-1924
NA380Luhan; Mabel Dodge Sterne (1879-1962); née Ganson; American patron of the arts1879-1962
NA75468Luhan; Antonio (-1963); known as 'Tony'; married Mabel Sterne 1923; Taos Pueblo Indian-1963
NA169Lawrence; Frieda (1879-1956); née von Richthofen; married Ernest Weekley 1899 D.H. Lawrence 1914 Antonio Ravagli 19501879-1956
NA3423Brett; Dorothy Eugenie (1883-1977); artist; daughter of 2nd Viscount Esher1883-1977
NA382King; Emily Una (1882-1962); Mrs; née Lawrence; known as 'Pamela'; married Samuel King 1904; sister of D.H. Lawrence1882-1962
NA3433Skinner; Mary Louisa (1878-1955); known as 'Mollie'; nurse and writer1878-1955
PL98928/Questa/Taos/New Mexico/U.S.A.
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