Document ReferenceLa Ac 1/1/58
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Villa Mirenda, Scandicci, Italy to Gertrude Cooper; 19 Dec. 1927
Date19 December 1927
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Gertie'; sympathises over her poor health and problems with [Dr] Feroze; complains about the damp foggy weather in Italy, which is affecting his bronchials; discusses forthcoming Christmas festivities, and promises to send her a calendar the same as they did last year; mentions various family members and friends including 'Pamela' [Emily King], Gertrude's niece Edna, and the Booths [Harold and Lizzie Booth]; also briefly refers to the coal miners hardships; signed 'Have a pleasant Christmas, then. Love. DHL'.
Termhealth, Gertrude Cooper
health, D.H. Lawrence
celebrations, Christmas
weather, Italy
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on both sides of a single sheet of lightly ribbed cream paper; one vertical fold; paginated 1-4; dimensions are 270 x 210 mm.
Publication NoteJames T. Boulton and Margaret H. Boulton with Gerald M. Lacy, eds. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991) vol VI, pp 244-245.

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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
NA77573Booth; Lizzie (fl 1926-1927); Mrs; wife of Harold Booth; close friend of the Clarke familyfl 1926-1927
NA77572Booth; Harold (fl 1927); headmaster; close friend of the Clarke familyfl 1927
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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