Document ReferenceLa Ac 1/1/199
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Kesselmatte, Gsteig b. Gstaad (Bern), Switzerland to Mrs L.A. Clarke; 16 Aug. 1928
Date16 August 1928
Extent1 f (plus envelope)
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Sister'; hopes she had a good holiday; complains about 'Pamela' [Emily King] and her daughter Joan, and refers to forthcoming visit by Emily and her other daughter 'Peg'; would like a cotton eider-down for his birthday; expects to travel to England and Baden-Baden; mentions ill health of Frieda's mother [Anna von Richthofen] and Gertie [Cooper]; refers to various visitors to the Brewsters, including a Hindu writer called Mukerdji; enquires about Jack and Bertram; signed 'Love. DHL!'

Includes an envelope (La Ac 1/1/199/2) addressed to Mrs L.A. Clarke, c/o Mrs Starr, 'Roysdene', George Street, Mablethorpe, Lincs; postmarked Gsteig bei Gstaad, 17.[VIII?].28; section containing stamp has been torn out.
Termhealth, D.H. Lawrence
health, Gertie Cooper
health, Baroness Anna von Richthofen
religion, attitudes towards
religions, Hinduism
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on both sides of a sheet of lined paper; dimensions are 210 x 270mm
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 509-510.

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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
NA5203Needham; Margaret Emily (1909-2001); née King; known as 'Peg'; niece of D.H. Lawrence1909-2001
NA3382Richthofen; Anna von (1851-1930); Baroness; mother of Frieda Lawrence1851-1930
NA74593Cooper; Gertrude (1885-1942); known as 'Gertie' or 'Grit'; childhood friend of D.H. Lawrence1885-1942
NA382King; Emily Una (1882-1962); Mrs; née Lawrence; known as 'Pamela'; married Samuel King 1904; sister of D.H. Lawrence1882-1962
NA75072King; Joan Frieda (1920-); niece of D.H. Lawrence1920-
PL98930/Gsteig bei Gstaad/Switzerland
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