Document ReferenceLa Ac 1/1/100
TitlePostcard from D.H. Lawrence, [Fontana Vecchia, Taormina, Sicily] to Mrs L.A. Clarke, Grosvenor Road, Ripley, Derbyshire; 12 Jun. 1920
Date12 June 1920
Extent1 item
Content DescriptionConfirms that he has received her postcard; is thankful that Pamela [Lawrence's sister Emily King] is all right after giving birth to a baby girl [her second daughter Joan Frieda], and wonders if she'd have liked a boy; asks her to visit in October; mentions that he has sent Jack [her son] a little 'Carro' like the one in the picture on the reverese of the postcard.

Verso of the postcard has a photograph of Sicilian peasants in a cart pulled by a donkey.

Postmarked: Taormina, 12.6.20[?].
Termfamily news, births
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on the recto of a postcard; text is written with postcard placed vertically, address written horizontally; dimensions are 140 x 90 mm.
Publication NoteJames T. Boulton and Andrew Robertson (eds) 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984) vol III, p 550.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA42Lawrence; D.H. (1885-1930); David Herbert; writer1885-1930
NA368Clarke; Ada (1887-1948); Mrs; married W.E. Clarke 1913; sister of D.H. Lawrence1887-1948
NA382King; Emily Una (1882-1962); Mrs; née Lawrence; known as 'Pamela'; married Samuel King 1904; sister of D.H. Lawrence1882-1962
NA75072King; Joan Frieda (1920-); niece of D.H. Lawrence1920-
NA75073Clarke; John Lawrence (1915-1942); son of Ada Clarke née Lawrence1915-1942
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