Document ReferenceLa Ac 1/1/49
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Villa Mirenda, Scandicci, Italy to Gertrude Cooper; 18 Oct. 1926
Date18 October 1926
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Gertie'; discusses her stay at Mundesley Sanatorium, and is glad to hear she has put on weight; complains about Italian hunters stalking small birds and selling a string of them for a shilling; reports on a local typhoid epidemic; mentions their neighbours in Scandicci, the Wilkinsons; is depressed at the thought of the coal strike in England; signed 'Love - also from Frieda, DHL'.
Termhealth, Gertrude Cooper
hospitals, sanatoriums
birds, hunting of
medical conditions, typhoid
industrial unrest, strikes, miners strike of 1926
Physical DescriptionWritten in blue ink on both sides of a single sheet of ribbed cream paper; dimensions are 213 x 265 mm.
Publication NoteJames T. Boulton and Lindeth Vasey, eds. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987) vol V, pp 560-561.

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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
NA74793Wilkinson; Arthur Gair (1882-1957); painter and puppeteer1882-1957
NA75079Wilkinson; Lilian (-1957); wife of Arthur Gair Wilkinson-1957
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