|Content Description||Addresses him 'Dear Don'; thanks him for the book ['Brother Scots' by Donald Carswell]; they both enjoyed it, it is 'psychologically sound' but 'doesn't allow for the emotional side of our reactions'; Carswell admires English detachment too much and is 'a bit contemptuous of your Scotch'; he underestimates their 'vital quality' and overestimates 'English detached efficiency'; has got Cath[erine Carswell]'s letter and has written Thomas MacGreevy who he describes as 'tiresome'.|
Likes Cath's idea of a [Robert] Burns book would like to do one himself but is 'not Scotchy enough'; discusses the Lockharts 'bit of a life of Burns' [John Gibson Lockhart, 'Life of Burns', 1828]; if Cath is condescending to Burn's he'll disown her; he is 'all for Keir Hardie' [1856-1915, a founder of the Independent Labour Party] and asks if Carswell 'ever knew Sir G. Trevelyan' [1838-1927, historian and statesmen, mentioned in 'Brother Scots'].
Germany sounds fun but is too far; thinks he will go back to the ranch [New Mexico] in spring; has no news and 'money dwindles'; sends love from Frieda and hopes the boy [John Carswell] is better; signed 'D.H. Lawrence'.
The letter is a TS copy, made by John Carswell; the original is held in the Beinecke Library, Yale University.
|Publication Note||Aldous Huxley, ed. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (London: Heinemann, 1932)|
James T. Boulton, Margaret H. Boulton and Gerald M. Lacy, eds. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991) vol VI, pp 231-32