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TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Oaxaca, [Mexico] to his sister [Ada Clarke]; 30 Jan. 1925
Date30 January 1925
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Sister'; has received the photograph of their father, sees 'a good deal' of himself in it; speculates about travel arrangements to Mexico City and afterwards to England; is sending her a sarape and a puma skin for Emily; discusses Christmas festivities; informs her that [Dorothy] Brett has gone to look after the ranch before their return; discusses the Mexican weather and a recent earthquake, also family news, including Barby [Weekley]'s engagement, and Bertie II [Ada's son William Herbert Clarke]; signed 'DHL'.
Termtravel, plans, D.H. Lawrence
earthquakes, Mexico
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on both sides of a single sheet of cream paper; dimensions are 267 x 207mm.
Publication NoteJames T. Boulton and Lindeth Vasey (eds) 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989) vol V, pp 208-209.

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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
NA3423Brett; Dorothy Eugenie (1883-1977); artist; daughter of 2nd Viscount Esher1883-1977
NA3537Clarke; William Herbert (1923-); son of Ada Clarke née Lawrence1923-
NA3377Barr; Barbara (1904-1998); née Weekley; daughter of Frieda and Ernest Weekley1904-1998
NA382King; Emily Una (1882-1962); Mrs; née Lawrence; known as 'Pamela'; married Samuel King 1904; sister of D.H. Lawrence1882-1962
PL98928/Questa/Taos/New Mexico/U.S.A.
PL99117/Mexico City/Mexico
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