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TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, [Pensione Lucchesi], Florence to his sister [Ada Clarke]; 3 May 1926
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Sister'; discusses the coal strike in Britain; mentions the weather in Italy; informs her that Frieda didn't want to go to Germany to see her family, so has stayed in Italy; describes their new villa [the Villa Mirenda, Scandicci] and the family who own it; asks her to come to stay with Eddie [her husband] and Stanley [Eddie's brother].

Comments that [Martin] Secker has asked him to write a travel book, so he is thinking of writing one about the Etruscan cities, which would mean a good deal of travelling about - to Bologna, Cortona, Perugia, Volterra, Chiusi, and Tarquinia; Frieda would stay in Scandicci with their neighbours the Gair-Wilkinsons for company.

Mentions that he has sold his short story 'The Rocking Horse Winner', and will send a copy when 'Ghost Stories' comes out ['The Ghost Book' by Cynthia Asquith]; signed 'Love. DHL'.
Termindustrial unrest, strikes, miners strike of 1926
publications, short stories, D.H. Lawrence 'Rocking Horse Winner'
publications, essays, D.H. Lawrence 'Etruscan Places'
publications, books, Cynthia Asquith 'The Ghost Book'
travel, Italy
Physical DescriptionWritten in blue ink on both sides of a sheet of pale blue paper; dimensions are 177 x 263mm
Publication NoteJames T. Boulton and Lindeth Vasey (eds) 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989) vol V, pp 448-449.

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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
NA259Secker; Martin (1882-1978); publisher1882-1978
NA169Lawrence; Frieda (1879-1956); née von Richthofen; married Ernest Weekley 1899 D.H. Lawrence 1914 Antonio Ravagli 19501879-1956
NA74644Clarke; William Edwin (1889-1964); known as 'Eddie'; married Ada Lawrence 19131889-1964
NA77662Clarke; Stanley (-c.1966); Mr; brother of William Edwin Clarke; brother-in-law of D.H. Lawrence's sister Ada-c.1966
NA74793Wilkinson; Arthur Gair (1882-1957); painter and puppeteer1882-1957
NA75079Wilkinson; Lilian (-1957); wife of Arthur Gair Wilkinson-1957
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