Document ReferenceLa Ch 42
TitleLetter on notelet, from Helen Corke, Kelvedon, Colchester, to J.D. Chambers; 28 Dec. 1969
Date28 December 1969
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionThanks him for his Christmas letter and mentions a Bach Christmas concert; informs him that she has received an invitation from Warren Roberts to the proposed Taos Festival [September 1970] and encloses a clipping [which is to be returned to her] from the Taos News; doubts the claim that the festival will not be commercial; has agreed to go, if her travel costs are met.

Refers to his reactions to Jessie and his reserve concerning her expressions of feeling; comments at length on the intensity of Jessie's character, and her isolation, suggesting (on the basis of a letter of August 1910 from Lawrence to herself) that Lawrence may have blamed himself for not ending their relationship sooner, but had not wished to hurt her; mentions Jessie's adoration of Lawrence, and the bitterness which resulted from the breaking of her 'idol'.

Encourages him to write in clarification of the relationship between his family and that of Lawrence, but suggests that 'the Taos people' might not be interested in 'the English-Midland side of their prophet'; agrees to meet his 'local novelist' when she will be in Sheffield in March.
Termfestivals, D.H. Lawrence Festival, Taos New Mexico 1970
personal relationships, D.H. Lawrence and Jessie Chambers
ReprodnNoteThe University of Nottingham & Mrs A. Howard.
Physical DescriptionWritten in blue ink on a notelet which has a picture of flowers, the dimensions (folded) are 137 x 90 mm. The text begins on the inside of the notelet, continues on the inner opening, and concludes on the back page.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA367Chambers; Jessie (1887-1944); childhood friend of D.H. Lawrence; known as 'Muriel'; married John R. Wood 19151887-1944
NA42Lawrence; D.H. (1885-1930); David Herbert; writer1885-1930
NA3406Roberts; F. Warren (1916-1998); Professor; Professor of English; full name is Francis Warren Roberts1916-1998
NA257Corke; Helen (1882-1978); teacher at Croydon1882-1978
NA174Chambers; Jonathan David (1898-1970); Professor; Professor of Economic and Social History at the University of Nottingham1898-1970
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