Document ReferenceCC C 2/6
TitleLetter from Frieda Lawrence, Baden Baden to Catherine Carswell; c.13 Oct. 1927
Date13 October 1927 (c)
Extent1 f
Access ConditionsUse of original restricted; surrogate copy available.
Content DescriptionAddresses her 'Dear Catherine'; 'mama' [Anna von Richthofen] was sorry to miss her; Lawrence has been very ill with a 'hemorhage' but he is much better now and plays whist with 'the old excellencies'; they were in the Isartal but are now going to Italy and she feels 'uncomfortable in Germany'; they saw the Franchettis [Baron Luigi and Yvonne, Carswell's cousin], describes them as 'nice'; adds a greeting from Frieda's mother.

Discusses the Carswells living 'hand to mouth'; she doesn't feel sorry for them as compared to those with 'safe incomes and their unaliveness ... yours is preferable'; Lawrence must write a long letter or perhaps they may see her; the children's granny [Agnes Weekley] is dead 'so life is easier for the children'; Else [Weekley, Frieda's daughter] is getting married; asks for a photograph of John [Carswell, Catherine's son]; sends greetings to Don[ald Carswell] and good wishes; signed 'Frieda'.

Date: The letter is undated, the envelope is postmarked 13 Oct 1927

Includes a plain envelope (CC C 2/6/2) addressed to Mrs Catherine Carswell, 3 Parkhill Studios, Parkhill Rd, London, NW3; the envelope bears one blue 25pf stamp and is postmarked Baden-Baden 13.10.27 and Hampstead 9.45AM 15 Oct 27.
Termmedical conditions, haemorrhages
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on both sides of a single folio of blue unlined paper; dimensions are 270 x 175 mm; one horizontal fold in the paper.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA3381Weekley; Agnes (1840-1926); mother of Ernest Weekley1840-1926
NA3382Richthofen; Anna von (1851-1930); Baroness; mother of Frieda Lawrence1851-1930
NA42Lawrence; D.H. (1885-1930); David Herbert; writer1885-1930
NA3378Seaman; Elsa (1902-1985); née Weekley; daughter of Frieda and Ernest Weekley1902-1985
NA168Carswell; John Patrick (1918-1997); son of Catherine Carswell; civil servant and writer1918-1997
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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