Document ReferenceCC C 1/1
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Zennor, St. Ives, Cornwall to Catherine Carswell; 17 Nov. 1916
Date17 November 1916
Extent1 f
Access ConditionsUse of original restricted; surrogate copy available.
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Catherine'; he is sorry she is 'feeling so done' about her novel ['Open the Door!']; she should 'lie still as much as possible'; it is 'Loathsome about Don' [Donald Carswell, her husband] but 'a little soldiering won't really matter'; does not know when they will leave the country but hopes the war will end before next autumn and they can move then; signed 'D.H. Lawrence'; adds a postscript that Amy Lowell sent them £100 from America.
Termwar, conscription
publications, novels, Catherine Carswell 'Open the Door!'
gifts, money
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on both sides of 1 folio unlined cream paper; dimensions are 190 x 125 mm; one horizontal and one vertical fold in the paper.
Related MaterialUniversity of Nottingham Library: CC C 1/27
Typescript copy of this letter
Publication NoteJames T. Boulton and Andrew Robertson, eds. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984) vol III, pp 33-34

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA167Carswell; Donald (1882-1904); married Catherine Carswell 1915; journalist and barrister1882-1904
NA3374Lowell; Amy (1874-1925); American poet1874-1925
NA42Lawrence; D.H. (1885-1930); David Herbert; writer1885-1930
NA166Carswell; Catherine Roxburgh (1879-1946); née MacFarlane; novelist and journalist1879-1946
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