Document ReferenceLa Ac 1/1/162
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Villa Mirenda, Scandicci, Florence to Mrs L.A. Clarke; 23 Jan. 1927
Date23 January 1927
Extent1 f (plus envelope)
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Sister'; discusses news about Gertie in Mundesley [sanatorium]; mentions his 'lovely day' walking in the Appenines; refers to the death of Willie Hopkin's father [Henry Hopkin] and hopes that he has left money in his will because Enid [Hilton] has been giving him money; claims that he will not mourn the memory of Henry Saxton [Sunday School Superintendent]; enquires how their business is doing; mentions a visit by the Brewsters, who had returned from a trip to India looking for Buddha; reports that Cynthia Asquith has asked him to write a story for her new murder book; signed 'Love DHL'.

Includes a note at the head of the letter which reads 'Saargebiet - is the Saar occupied territory'.

Includes an envelope (La Ac 1/1/162/2) addressed to Mrs L.A. Clarke, Gee Street, Ripley (Derby), Inghilterra; postmarked Firenze, Ferrovia, 24.I.1927.
Termhospitals, sanatoriums
health, Gertie Cooper
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on a single sheet of cream 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 630-632.

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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
NA3536Hopkin; Henry (-1926); postmaster for Eastwood 1884-1918; father of Willie Hopkin-1926
NA337Hilton; Enid (1896-1992); Mrs; née Hopkin1896-1992
NA77665Saxton; Henry (-c.1927?); grocer and superintendent of the Eastwood Congregational Church Sunday School-c.1927?
NA5840Asquith; Cynthia M.E. (1887-1960); Lady; writer; daughter of the 11th Earl of Wemyss; m. Herbert Asquith 19101887-1960
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