Document ReferenceCC C 2/13
TitleLetter from Frieda Lawrence, London to Catherine Carswell; Monday c.26 Jul. 1932
Date26 July 1932 (c)
Extent2 ff
Access ConditionsUse of original restricted; surrogate copy available.
Content DescriptionAddresses her 'Dear Catherine'; was 'flamoxed' when [John Middleton] Murry threatened libel action; Murry has said that Carswell has made Lawrence 'a feminine darling' and Frieda thinks he 'could also be that' but she also felt 'affection and admiration' for L[awrence] in ['The Savage Pilgrimage']; describes Murry as an 'incomprehensible fish' but believes he 'adored Lawrence terribly' and had to write his book ['Son of Woman'] to help 'bring out Lawrence's inner meaning'; discusses Lawrence's love as 'terrific and so not ordinary'; he wanted to 'chase us all into our own ultimate pure self and being'; she can't be responsible for what is said about Lawrence; wishes Carswell had the money to print the book ['The Savage Pilgrimage'] privately; adds as a postscript that she wants to go to the ranch, and is sure Carswell does; signed 'F'.

Date: the letter is undated, the envelope is postmarked 26 Jul 1932

Includes a plain envelope (CC C 2/13/3) addressed to Mrs Catherine Carswell, 15 Keats Grove, Hampstead, NW, London; the envelope bears one brown 3 halfpence stamp and is postmarked Hammersmith 12.5PM 26 Jul 1932, another stamp reads 'Trade follows the phone'.
Termpublications, biographies, Catherine Carswell 'Savage Pilgrimage'
publications, biographies, John Middleton Murry 'Son of Woman'
literature, biographies, of D.H. Lawrence
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on both sides of 2 folios of unlined blue paper; dimension are 235 x 165 mm; one horizontal and one vertical fold in the paper.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA42Lawrence; D.H. (1885-1930); David Herbert; writer1885-1930
NA171Murry; John Middleton (1889-1957); editor, author and critic1889-1957
NA169Lawrence; Frieda (1879-1956); née von Richthofen; married Ernest Weekley 1899 D.H. Lawrence 1914 Antonio Ravagli 19501879-1956
NA166Carswell; Catherine Roxburgh (1879-1946); née MacFarlane; novelist and journalist1879-1946
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