Document ReferenceCC C 2/8
TitleLetter from Frieda Lawrence, Villa Robermond, Quartier Chaliert, Vence to Catherine Carswell; n.d. [Mar. 1930]
DateMarch 1930 (c)
Extent1 f
Access ConditionsUse of original restricted; surrogate copy available.
Content DescriptionAddresses her 'Dear Catherine'; opens 'yes, you would grieve for him too - had you seen his [Lawrence] splendid fight to the last'; his dying was 'courageous' and 'inspiring'; the funeral was 'very simple'; she misses him 'terribly' and adds that she is glad she saw him through; his grave is at a 'charming cemetery overlooking the sea, orange trees underneath in terraces'; ends 'but I am sad'; signed 'Frieda'.

Date: the letter is undated but was written soon after the death of D.H. Lawrence in 1930; the envelope has been annotated 'March 1930', possibly by John Carswell.

Includes a plain envelope (CC C 2/8/2) addressed to Mrs Catherine Carswell, 3 Parkhill Studios, Parkhill Rd, London, NW3; the envelope bears one blue 150f stamp and is postmarked Ba[..., 30], the remainder of the postmark being unclear; a pencil annotation, possibly by John Carswell, adds 'March 1930'
Termdeath, D.H. Lawrence
funerals, D.H. Lawrence
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on both sides of a single folio of unlined paper; dimensions are 170 x 165 mm; one horizontal fold in the paper.
Publication NoteCited in Catherine Carswell, 'The Savage Pilgrimage: A Narrative of D.H. Lawrence' (London: Chatto and Windus, 1932)

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA42Lawrence; D.H. (1885-1930); David Herbert; writer1885-1930
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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