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TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Villa Mirenda, Scandicci, Italy to Gertrude Cooper; 23 Nov. 1926
Date23 November 1926
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Gertie'; sympathises over her illness; discusses the weather in Italy; informs her that they won't be coming to England before next March because the production of 'David' has been postponed, and they are doing 'The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd' instead, which is much simpler to produce on stage so his presence isn't needed; hopes Ada will go to see the play in London, and stay with Milly Beveridge in Chelsea.

Complains about his English neighbours in Scandicci [the Wilkinsons?]; tells her about a recent social visit from friends, including a young Russian woman who dressed 'like a lad from a public school', which he found replusive - 'Why can't women be women - and a bit charming!'

Enquiries about her [Gertrude's] niece Edna, and other family members and associates including Richard Pogmore; speculates about his forthcoming visit to England; and tells her not to worry about [Dr] Feroze; signed 'Love from us both. DHL'.
Termdramatic productions, plays, D.H. Lawrence 'The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd'
dramatic productions, plays, D.H. Lawrence 'David'
health, Gertrude Cooper
women, attitudes towards
foreigners, attitudes towards
Physical DescriptionWritten in blue ink on both sides of 2 sheets of lightly ribbed cream paper; dimensions are 110 x 177 mm.
Publication NoteJames T. Boulton and Lindeth Vasey, eds. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987) vol V, pp 582-583.

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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
NA3386Beveridge; Anne Millicent (1871-1955); Scottish painter1871-1955
NA74583Pogmore; Richard (fl 1903-1906); pupil-teacher with D.H. Lawrencefl 1903-1906
NA77542Feroze; Dhunjabhai Furdunji Mullan- (1874-1959); Dr; Clarke family doctor and close friend; employed Gertrude Cooper to collect 'Lloyd George' medical insurance1874-1959
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