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TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Mountain Cottage, Middleton-by-Wirksworth, Derby to Donald Carswell; Sunday 1 Sep. 1918
Date1 September 1918
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionAddresses him 'Dear Don'; they got home nicely last evening but it was crushed on the train from Gloucester to Derby; it seems very quiet now and they 'were very happy with you'; loved the walk to 'Simmonds Yat' [well known beauty spot nr. Ross-on-Wye] and mentions the church by the Monrow bridge and the meal in the evening; it pleased him to carry the child [John Carswell] about.

Asks him to read the essays he left with Catherine [Carswell] but not to say that he repeats himself or that he doesn't know the terms of 'real philosophy'; mentions 'Wild Waves Saying' (a song performed by D.H. Lawrence and Donald Carswell as a duet); hopes they will come here in a fortnight; sends love to Catherine and little J[ohn] P[atrick Carswell]; signed 'D.H. Lawrence'

The letter is a TS copy, made by John Carswell; the original is held in the Beinecke Library, Yale University.
Termtravel, to Derby
holidays, Ross-on-Wye
publications, essays, D.H. Lawrence
music, songs, 'Wild Waves Saying'
Publication NoteCited in Catherine Carswell, 'Reminiscences of D.H. Lawrence', 'Adelphi', vol iii, November 1931-March 1932, p 392
James T. Boulton and Andrew Robertson, eds. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984) vol III, p 279

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA168Carswell; John Patrick (1918-1997); son of Catherine Carswell; civil servant and writer1918-1997
NA166Carswell; Catherine Roxburgh (1879-1946); née MacFarlane; novelist and journalist1879-1946
NA42Lawrence; D.H. (1885-1930); David Herbert; writer1885-1930
NA167Carswell; Donald (1882-1904); married Catherine Carswell 1915; journalist and barrister1882-1904
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