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Ac - Papers of Ada Clarke [née Lawrence], sister of D.H. Lawrence, and of the Clarke family, 1875-1997, in the D.H. Lawrence Collection
1 - Letters, art works, photographs and editions of books by D.H. Lawrence, given to or inherited by his sister Ada Clarke (née Lawrence); 1893-1930
1 - Correspondence between D.H. Lawrence, his family and childhood friends; 1899-1930
63-238 - Correspondence from D.H. Lawrence to his sister Ada Clarke [née Lawrence]; 1911-1930
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Postcard from D.H. Lawrence, [Fontana Vecchia, Taormina, Sicily] to Mrs L.A. Clarke, Grosvenor Road, Ripley, Derbyshire; 12 Jun. 1920
12 June 1920
Confirms 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[?].
family news, births
Written 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.
James 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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Dates of existence
Lawrence; D.H. (1885-1930); David Herbert; writer
Clarke; Ada (1887-1948); Mrs; married W.E. Clarke 1913; sister of D.H. Lawrence
King; Emily Una (1882-1962); Mrs; née Lawrence; known as 'Pamela'; married Samuel King 1904; sister of D.H. Lawrence
King; Joan Frieda (1920-); niece of D.H. Lawrence
Clarke; John Lawrence (1915-1942); son of Ada Clarke née Lawrence
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