Document ReferenceCC C 2/17
TitleLetter from Frieda Lawrence to Catherine Carswell; Sunday [1932-1933]
Date1932-1933 (c)
Extent1 f
Access ConditionsUse of original restricted; surrogate copy available.
Content DescriptionAddresses her 'Dear Catherine'; has told 'the Ottoline' [Lady Ottoline Morrell] that she and Carswell 'should know each other'; comments on Millicent Beveridge 'so limited a limitation goes with conceit'; glad that Carswell keeps her 'little flag flying'; couldn't write to the papers and 'Lawrence never did', if she apologises 'they'll disapprove just the same, because they like disapproval'.

Urges her to see the René Clair film 'A nous la liberté' as it is 'gay'; Kot [S.S. Koteliansky] doesn't like her [Frieda] but defends herself, 'I am not a shady person', and warns that 'he'd better be careful'; 'emotionally one goes wrong, yes, but dishonesty is another matter'; mentions 'Barbara' [Frieda's daughter] and the accusation that Frieda wants to 'rake in more' [money] by publishing 'Lady C[hatterley]'; thinks that her poverty with Lawrence should show that she is not greedy; signed 'F'.

Date: the letter was originally undated and has been annotated, possibly by John Carswell, with '1932/3'.
Termfilms, 'A nous la liberté'
Physical DescriptionWritten in blue ink on both sides of a single folio of unlined pink paper; dimensions are 210 x 170 mm; one vertical and one horizontal fold in the paper.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA42Lawrence; D.H. (1885-1930); David Herbert; writer1885-1930
NA402Koteliansky; S.S. (1880-1955); Samuel Solomonovich known as 'Kot'; Russian translator1880-1955
NA3377Barr; Barbara (1904-1998); née Weekley; daughter of Frieda and Ernest Weekley1904-1998
NA3375Morrell; Ottoline V.A. (1873-1938); Lady; née Cavendish-Bentinck; patroness of artists and writers1873-1938
NA3386Beveridge; Anne Millicent (1871-1955); Scottish painter1871-1955
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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