Document ReferenceLa Ac 1/1/35
TitlePostcard from D.H. Lawrence, Pensione Balestra, 5 Piazza Mentana, Florence, Italy to Miss G. Cooper, c/o Mrs Clarke, Ripley, Derbyshire; [20 Nov. 1919 postmark]
Date20 November 1919
Extent1 item
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear G'; reports that he is alone, waiting for Frieda; his room looks over the river; complains that travelling is awful, and tells her to come by 'train de luxe' if she visits; confirms that he will be staying about a week; signed 'Love. DHL'.

Verso of the postcard has a picture of Lago di Garda [Lake Garda], Gargnano.

Postmarked: Firenze, 20.11.'19.

Pencil annotation gives year as 1922; year provided is based upon evidence from James T. Boulton and Andrew Robertson, eds. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' Vol III.
Termtravel, Italy
travel, D.H. Lawrence
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on the recto of a postcard; text is written with card placed vertically, address written horizontally; dimensions are 140 x 90 mm.
Publication NoteJames T. Boulton and Andrew Robertson, eds. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984) vol III, pp 419.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA42Lawrence; D.H. (1885-1930); David Herbert; writer1885-1930
NA74593Cooper; Gertrude (1885-1942); known as 'Gertie' or 'Grit'; childhood friend of D.H. Lawrence1885-1942
NA169Lawrence; Frieda (1879-1956); née von Richthofen; married Ernest Weekley 1899 D.H. Lawrence 1914 Antonio Ravagli 19501879-1956
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