Document ReferenceCC C 2/9
TitleLetter from Frieda Lawrence, Les Asphras, Route de Coursegoules, Vence to Catherine Carswell; 1931
Date1931 (c)
Extent1 f
Access ConditionsUse of original restricted; surrogate copy available.
Content DescriptionAddresses her 'Dear Catherine'; has just finished 'your Burns' ['Life of Robert Burns' by Catherine Carswell] and it has left her 'sad and bitter for him'; the last pages are 'simple and impressive' and 'somehow so Scotch'; feels Lawrence would have approved; 'Barby' [Frieda's daughter] is much better; describes Lawrence's suffering as always 'worthwhile'; does not know where she is without him and he will 'never be dead ... even his death seems life again'; expresses regret that they attack her 'on that Burns book'; mentions that 'Monty' [Frieda's son Charles Montague Weekley] is on his honeymoon and is thankful that two of her children are 'launched'; describes 'Barby's 'great sensitiveness' without her [Frieda's] 'strength to balance it'; feels a bond with 'everybody that Lawrence was fond of'; signed 'Frieda'.

Date: the letter was originally undated and has been annotated, possibly by John Carswell, with '1931'; the reverse of the letter also bears black ink mark and annotation by an unknown hand
Termpublications, biographies, Catherine Carswell 'Life of Robert Burns'
Physical DescriptionWritten in blue ink on both sides of a single folio unlined paper; dimensions are 270 x 210 mm; one horizontal fold in the paper.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA42Lawrence; D.H. (1885-1930); David Herbert; writer1885-1930
NA3377Barr; Barbara (1904-1998); née Weekley; daughter of Frieda and Ernest Weekley1904-1998
NA3383Weekley; Charles Montague (1900-1982); son of Ernest and Frieda Weekley1900-1982
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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