Document ReferenceLa Ac 1/1/160
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Villa Mirenda, Scandicci, Florence to his sister [Ada Clarke]; 10 Dec. 1926
Date10 December 1926
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Sister'; is sending Christmas parcels to her, including gifts for Elsa Weekley [Frieda's daughter], Milly and Mary Beveridge; and Joan [King]; asks for a pair of woollen gloves; discusses the Italian weather; she should get a copy of Cythia Asquith's ghost book, and 2 short stories of his [Glad Ghosts and Sun]; comments on Gertie [Cooper]'s illness; mentions that he is painting a large picture; signed 'Love DHL'.

Includes a small postscript relating to the Christmas parcels.
Termgifts, Christmas
health, Gertie Cooper
publications, books, Cynthia Asquith 'The Ghost Book'
publications, short stories, D.H. Lawrence 'Glad Ghosts'
publications, short stories, D.H. Lawrence 'Sun'
art, paintings, D.H. Lawrence
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on two sheets of cream paper; dimensions are 133 x 220mm.
Publication NoteJames T. Boulton and Lindeth Vasey (eds) 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989) vol V, pp 598-599.

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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
NA3386Beveridge; Anne Millicent (1871-1955); Scottish painter1871-1955
NA75482Beveridge; Mary (fl 1926-1928); sister of Millicent Beveridgefl 1926-1928
NA3378Seaman; Elsa (1902-1985); née Weekley; daughter of Frieda and Ernest Weekley1902-1985
NA5840Asquith; Cynthia M.E. (1887-1960); Lady; writer; daughter of the 11th Earl of Wemyss; m. Herbert Asquith 19101887-1960
NA75072King; Joan Frieda (1920-); niece of D.H. Lawrence1920-
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