Document ReferenceLa Ac 1/1/59
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Villa Mirenda, Scandicci, Italy to Gertrude Cooper; 21 Mar. 1928
Date21 March 1928
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Gertie'; reports that his supply of medicine has arrived, but the Umckoloaba doesn't seem to be having any effect on his TB so far; complains about the bad weather in Italy; asks her to tell Jack that he has received his letter, and will send him 'an old brass cannon or a tank or something natty like that'; mentions a visit from Frieda's sister Else [Jaffe], who has now gone on to Capri, and reports that the Brewsters want him to go down too; signed 'Love to you all, DHL'.
Termhealth, D.H. Lawrence
medical treatments, medicines
weather, Italy
Physical DescriptionWritten in ink on both sides of a single sheet of paper; dimensions are 220 x 290 mm; slight foxing; many small tears to edges, especially along folds.
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 335-336.

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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
NA396Jaffe; Else (1874-1973); Mrs; née von Richthofen1874-1973
NA75073Clarke; John Lawrence (1915-1942); son of Ada Clarke née Lawrence1915-1942
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