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TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Villa Mirenda, Scandicci, Italy to Gertrude Cooper [includes a postscript by Frieda Lawrence]; 28 Oct. 1926
Date28 October 1926
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Gertie'; sympathises over her illness and her stay at Mundesley Sanatorium; discusses the weather in Italy; reports on the visit by Aldous Huxley and his wife in their new car, and mentions that the Huxley's want him to buy their old car, but he doesn't want to drive; discusses various family members, including Ada [Clarke], and also Margaret and Joan King [Lawrence's neices]; signed 'Love DHL'.

Frieda congratulates her for gaining 5lbs, and admits she is envious that Lawrence can't do the same; signed 'Yrs Frieda L'.
Termhealth, Gertrude Cooper
hospitals, sanatoriums
vehicles, motor cars
family news
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 566-567.

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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
NA75072King; Joan Frieda (1920-); niece of D.H. Lawrence1920-
NA169Lawrence; Frieda (1879-1956); née von Richthofen; married Ernest Weekley 1899 D.H. Lawrence 1914 Antonio Ravagli 19501879-1956
NA383Huxley; Aldous (1894-1963); novelist and essayist1894-1963
NA75096Huxley; Maria (1898-1955); née Nys; married Aldous Huxley 19191898-1955
NA368Clarke; Ada (1887-1948); Mrs; married W.E. Clarke 1913; sister of D.H. Lawrence1887-1948
NA5203Needham; Margaret Emily (1909-2001); née King; known as 'Peg'; niece of D.H. Lawrence1909-2001
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