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TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, 73 Gower Street, London W.C. 1 to his sister [Ada Clarke]; [26 Oct. 1925]
Date26 October 1925
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Sister'; confirms that the suit from Eddie [Ada's husband] has arrived; complains about how the English weather affects his health; informs her that they leave on Thursday [for Germany]; discusses social news, including meetings with Margaret Kennedy, Rose Macaulay, William Gerhardi[e] and Cynthia and Herbert Asquith; jokes about possibly being invited to Hadden Hall by the Duke of Rutland; tells her about the success of 'Movements in European History'; sends thanks for the malt and fowl; signed 'Love DHL'.

An additional note at the head of the letter refers to a cablegram from Curtis Browns which he hasn't received.

Date: Letter is dated 'Monday'; date provided is from James T. Boulton and Lindeth Vasey (eds) 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989) vol V, pp 324-325.
Termtravel, plans, D.H. Lawrence
social visits, D.H. Lawrence
health, D.H. Lawrence
publications, histories, D.H. Lawrence 'Movements in European History'
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on both sides of two sheets of cream paper; dimensions are 200 x 125mm.
Publication NoteJames T. Boulton and Lindeth Vasey (eds) 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989) vol V, pp 324-325.

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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
NA74593Cooper; Gertrude (1885-1942); known as 'Gertie' or 'Grit'; childhood friend of D.H. Lawrence1885-1942
NA169Lawrence; Frieda (1879-1956); née von Richthofen; married Ernest Weekley 1899 D.H. Lawrence 1914 Antonio Ravagli 19501879-1956
NA74686Asquith; Herbert (1881-1947); known as 'Beb'; husband of Lady Cynthia Asquith son of Henry Herbert Asquith prime minister 1908-1916; barrister1881-1947
NA5840Asquith; Cynthia M.E. (1887-1960); Lady; writer; daughter of the 11th Earl of Wemyss; m. Herbert Asquith 19101887-1960
NA74644Clarke; William Edwin (1889-1964); known as 'Eddie'; married Ada Lawrence 19131889-1964
NA74816Curtis Brown Limited; literary agents
NA75533Gerhardie; William Alexander (1895-1977); novelist and critic1895-1977
NA77658Kennedy; Margaret (1896-1967); novelist and playwright; wrote under her maiden name; married David Davies 1925, who was knighted in 19521896-1967
NA77659Manners; John Henry Montagu (1886-1940); 9th Duke of Rutland; succ. his father May 19251886-1940
NA77660Macaulay; Rose (1881-1958); Dame; English novelist; born Emilie Rose Macaulay1881-1958
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