Document ReferenceLa Ac 1/1/183
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Villa Mirenda, Scandicci, Florence to his sister [Ada Clarke]; 8 Dec. 1927
Date8 December 1927
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Sister'; discusses his thoughts on Christmas, and making a Christmas tree for the Italian peasants; confirms that they are staying at the Villa Mirenda until January; is sending money rather than Christmas presents; has been invited to Diablerets in Switzerland by the Huxleys; mentions a visit by Michael Arlen; enquires about G[ertie Cooper]; signed Love to you all. DHL'.
Termgifts, Christmas
celebrations, Christmas
Physical DescriptionWritten in ink on both sides of a single sheet of cream paper folded to form 2 folios; dimensions are 270 x 210mm
Publication NoteJames T. Boulton and Margaret H. Boulton with Gerald M. Lacy (eds) 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991) vol VI, pp 235-236.

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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
NA75496Arlen; Michael (1895-1956); original name 'Dikran Kouyoumdjian'; novelist1895-1956
PL98968/Les Diablerets/Switzerland
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