Document ReferenceLa Ac 1/1/158
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Villa Mirenda, Scandicci, Florence to his sister [Ada Clarke]; 28 Oct. 1926
Date28 October 1926
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Sister'; enquires why she hasn't written for a while, whether she is depressed by the miners' strike or whether business is picking up; discusses Gertie [Cooper]'s illness, and Joan [King, Lawrence's neice] needing her tonsils removed; comments on the Italian weather; had lunch with Aldous Huxley and his wife; hasn't heard anything about the play; enquires about various family members; signed 'Love! DHL'.
Termindustrial unrest, strikes, miners strike of 1926
health, Gertie Cooper
health, Joan King
weather, Italy
dramatic productions, plays, D.H. Lawrence
Physical DescriptionWritten in blue ink on both sides of a sheet of cream ribbed paper; dimensions are 210 x 265mm
Publication NoteJames T. Boulton and Lindeth Vasey (eds) 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989) vol V, pp 565-566.

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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
NA75072King; Joan Frieda (1920-); niece of D.H. Lawrence1920-
NA383Huxley; Aldous (1894-1963); novelist and essayist1894-1963
NA75096Huxley; Maria (1898-1955); née Nys; married Aldous Huxley 19191898-1955
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