Document ReferenceLa Ac 1/1/132
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Hotel Francia, Oaxaca, [Mexico] to his sister [Ada Clarke]; 15 Nov. 1924
Date15 November 1924
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Sister'; informs her that they have arrived in Mexico, and tells a little about the journey and the town of Oaxaca; complains about the Mexican politcal system; urges her not to send anything of value through the post to him.

Informs her that himself and Frieda move into a house next week, but [Dorothy] Brett is staying at the hotel; speculates they will leave Mexico by the early spring; enquires about her house move [to Gee Street, Ripley, Derbyshire].

Mentions that his agent has started to leave [Thomas] Seltzer, and hasn't given him 'Memoirs of the Foreign Legion'; comments that 'poor Thomas will squeal, but then he's deserved it'; signed 'Hope all goes well.Love from us both. D.H.L.'.
Termpublications, biographies, Maurice Magnus 'Memoirs of the Foreign Legion', introduction by D.H. Lawrence
travel, D.H. Lawrence
politics, Mexico
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on both sides of a single sheet of cream paper; dimensions are 213 x 140mm.
Publication NoteJames T. Boulton and Lindeth Vasey (eds) 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989) vol V, pp 168-169.

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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
NA3423Brett; Dorothy Eugenie (1883-1977); artist; daughter of 2nd Viscount Esher1883-1977
NA260Seltzer; Thomas (1875-1943); journalist translator and publisher1875-1943
PL98928/Questa/Taos/New Mexico/U.S.A.
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