Document ReferenceLa Ac 1/1/142
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Villa Bernarda, Spotorno, Genova, [Italy] to his sister [Ada Clarke]; 3 Jan. 1926
Date3 January 1926
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Sister'; discusses Christmas festivities; asks her to visit in Feb., and refers to forthcoming visits from the Murrys and Elsa [Frieda's daughter]; speculates about visiting Brett in Capri as he doesn't want to return to the ranch [in New Mexico] this year because Rachel Hawk has said the weather is bad; is glad that Joan [his niece] is better, and hopes that Jack [Ada's son] is better too; informs her that Martin Secker leaves soon; signed 'Love from us both DHL'.

An additional note at the head of the letter states that the Murrys are no longer coming to visit because Violet having another baby.
Termsocial visits, D.H. Lawrence
weather, U.S.A., New Mexico
Physical DescriptionWritten in blue ink on both sides of a sheet 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 365-366.

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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
NA3377Barr; Barbara (1904-1998); née Weekley; daughter of Frieda and Ernest Weekley1904-1998
NA3423Brett; Dorothy Eugenie (1883-1977); artist; daughter of 2nd Viscount Esher1883-1977
NA75072King; Joan Frieda (1920-); niece of D.H. Lawrence1920-
NA171Murry; John Middleton (1889-1957); editor, author and critic1889-1957
NA75540Murry; Violet Middleton (-1931); née Le Maistre; married John Middleton Murry 1924-1931
NA3378Seaman; Elsa (1902-1985); née Weekley; daughter of Frieda and Ernest Weekley1902-1985
NA259Secker; Martin (1882-1978); publisher1882-1978
NA5372Hawk; Rachel Woodman (1898-1992); wife of William Hawk; dairy farmer nr. Kiowa Ranch New Mexico1898-1992
PL98928/Questa/Taos/New Mexico/U.S.A.
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