Document ReferenceHil 2/15/1-12
TitleAutobiographical short story by Enid Hilton, entitled 'Ukiah', n.d.[1982]
Extent12 ff
Content DescriptionAutobiographical 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.

The document has no date; the date provided is based on internal evidence.
Title Of WorkUkiah
Termliterature, biographical accounts, 'Ukiah'
culture, communal living, Taos Art Community
culture, communal living, Pond Farm Community
death, D.H. Lawrence 1930
emigration, England to America, Enid and Colin Hilton
maritime voyages, England to America
indigenous peoples, Native Americans

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA3485Mendocino County Welfare Department
NA337Hilton; Enid (1896-1992); Mrs; née Hopkin1896-1992
NA3492Hopkin; William Edward (1862-1951); prominent figure in the political and intellectual life of Eastwood1862-1951
NA385Weekley; Ernest (1865-1954); Professor; professor of modern languages at The University of Nottingham1865-1954
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
NA3423Brett; Dorothy Eugenie (1883-1977); artist; daughter of 2nd Viscount Esher1883-1977
NA383Huxley; Aldous (1894-1963); novelist and essayist1894-1963
NA3486Hilton; Laurence E. (c.1882-); civil servant; m. Enid Hopkin 1921 divorcedc.1882-
NA3487Hilton; Colin (c.1930-); also known as 'Karl'; social worker; only son of Enid and Laurence E. Hiltonc.1930-
NA3499Herr; Gordon (-1970); German co-founder of the Pond Farm Art Community in Taos New Mexico; m. Jane Herr-1970
NA3500Herr; Jane (-1952); German co-founder of the Pond Farm Art Community in Taos New Mexico; m. Gordon Herr-1952
NA337Hilton; Enid (1896-1992); Mrs; née Hopkin1896-1992
NA3491Hopkin; Sallie A. (-1923); née Potter; wife of W.E. Hopkin-1923
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