Document ReferenceLa Ac 1/1/152
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Villa Mirenda, Scandicci, Florence [Italy] to his sister [Ada Clarke]; 1 Jun. 1926
Date1 June 1926
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Sister'; enquires how her business is going because of the miners' strike; comments that the strike 'may start a real class war, and England is the one country where that is most dangerous'; he is busy typing the German translation of 'David' and painting the house; enquires what she would like for her birthday; speculates that they will travel to Baden Baden in mid July, then to England in August.

Describes Scandicci, and comments that he prefers Tuscany to the Riviera; they are going for lunch with Sir George and Lady Ida Sitwell at their castle; hasn't heard from [Dorothy] Brett.

Enquires about family and friends, including Jack [Ada's son], Gertie [Cooper] Stanley [Clarke] and Eddie [her husband]; mentions possible visits from Mabel and Tony Lujan [Luhan], 'Arabella' [Dorothy Yorke] and Richard Aldington; signed 'love DHL'.
Termindustrial unrest, strikes, miners strike of 1926
publications, plays, D.H. Lawrence 'David'
gifts, birthday
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on both sides of 2 sheets of cream paper; dimensions are 130 x 220mm
Publication NoteJames T. Boulton and Lindeth Vasey (eds) 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989) vol V, pp 467-469.

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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
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
NA74593Cooper; Gertrude (1885-1942); known as 'Gertie' or 'Grit'; childhood friend of D.H. Lawrence1885-1942
NA256Aldington; Richard (1892-1962); novelist and biographer1892-1962
NA75090Yorke; Dorothy (1892-); known as 'Arabella'; partner of Richard Aldington1892-
NA75073Clarke; John Lawrence (1915-1942); son of Ada Clarke née Lawrence1915-1942
NA68708Sitwell; George Reresby (1860-1943); 4th Baronet; succ. 18621860-1943
NA77663Sitwell; Ida Emily Agusta; Lady; née Denison; m. Sir George Reresby Sitwell, bart., 1886
NA75468Luhan; Antonio (-1963); known as 'Tony'; married Mabel Sterne 1923; Taos Pueblo Indian-1963
NA380Luhan; Mabel Dodge Sterne (1879-1962); née Ganson; American patron of the arts1879-1962
NA3423Brett; Dorothy Eugenie (1883-1977); artist; daughter of 2nd Viscount Esher1883-1977
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