Document ReferenceLa Ac 1/1/53
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Villa Mirenda, Scandicci, Italy to Gertrude Cooper; 23 Jan. 1927
Date23 January 1927
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Gertie'; expresses concern at the state of her health, and the operation she may need to have; discusses the coming of spring and the various spring flowers he has in the garden; mentions a visit by his old friend Brewster, who wants them to move to Rome; reports on his activities in Scandicci, and describes the local landscape, flora and fauna; confirms that he has received a letter from his sister 'Pamela' [Emily King], and enquiries whether she has heard from Edna, Joseph or Jinny Bolton.

Discusses the death of Willie Hopkin's father [Henry Hopkin], and wonders if he has left an inheritance; gives his opinion on how Willie has chosen to live his life since the death of his wife Sallie [in 1923].

Reminisces about the old days at Eastwood Congregational Chapel with Frances [Cooper], Dicky Pogmore, the Chambers family 'and all the rest'; signed 'Love DHL'.
Termhealth, Gertrude Cooper
medical conditions, tuberculosis
family news, Hopkin family
weather, Italy, Scandicci
medical treatments, surgical operations
Physical DescriptionWritten in ink on both sides of 2 sheets of lightly ribbed cream paper; dimensions are 210 x 265 mm; watermarked in bottom corner.
Publication NoteJames T. Boulton and Lindeth Vasey, eds. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987) vol V, pp 632-633.

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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
NA382King; Emily Una (1882-1962); Mrs; née Lawrence; known as 'Pamela'; married Samuel King 1904; sister of D.H. Lawrence1882-1962
NA3491Hopkin; Sallie A. (-1923); née Potter; wife of W.E. Hopkin-1923
NA3492Hopkin; William Edward (1862-1951); prominent figure in the political and intellectual life of Eastwood1862-1951
NA3490Hopkin; Olive Lizzie (1895-1988); known as 'Betty'; née Slack; married W.E. Hopkin 19251895-1988
NA74594Cooper; Frances Amelia (1884-1918); known as 'Frankie'; childhood friend of D.H. Lawrence; teacher1884-1918
NA74583Pogmore; Richard (fl 1903-1906); pupil-teacher with D.H. Lawrencefl 1903-1906
NA75928Chambers; family
NA74592Chambers; Alan Aubrey (1882-1946); brother of Jessie Chambers; married D.H. Lawrence's cousin Alvina1882-1946
NA77568Bolton; Sarah Jane (1877-1964); known as 'Jinny'1877-1964
NA3536Hopkin; Henry (-1926); postmaster for Eastwood 1884-1918; father of Willie Hopkin-1926
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