|Content Description||Autobiographical passage of 12 pages with 6 minor text revisions.|
Account of her early life in Eastwood with her mother and father [Sallie and William Hopkin]; mentions her studies in Natural Sciences and French at Nottingham University under Professor Ernest Weekly, as well as her employment at the Bureau of Agriculture after graduating.
Refers in depth to D.H. and Frieda Lawrence, including their travels abroad; recalls several visits to the Taos Art Community to visit the couple and Dorothy Brett, before she and her husband [at the time, Laurence E. Hilton] decided to emigrate to America; recalls D.H. Lawrence's illness [T.B.] and subsequent death [in 1930]; mentions her involvement in compiling the 1st edition of the letters of D.H. Lawrence with Aldous Huxley and Frieda Lawrence.
Describes the voyage to America with her son [Colin or Karl Hilton], her time spent with Jane and Gordon Herr at their commune [Pond Farm Colony], and her early days in California after leaving the commune; discusses her work with the [Native American] 'Indians' for the [Mendocino County] Welfare Department, and her gradual integration into Ukiah life.
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