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TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Kesselmatte, Gsteig b. Gstaad (Bern), Switzerland to his sister [Ada Clarke]; 10 Sep. 1928
Date10 September 1928
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Sister'; discusses the recent visit from 'Pamela' [Emily King] and her daughter 'Peg' [Margaret Emily]; complains that Sam [Emily's husband] isn't fit to run his shop; discusses the 'instinctive homosexuality' of all young English women; sends thanks for the eiderdown; sympathizes with Bertie [Ada's son] about his schooling making him 'a prisoner'; informs her that they leave for Baden-Baden on 17 [Sep.], but he doesn't think he will come to England as planned, and will probably go to the south of France with Else [Jaffe], Richard Aldington and 'Arabella' [Dorothy Yorke] instead; speculates that Frieda will probably go to England to see Dorothy Warren's exhibition of his paintings, and advises her not to go because she 'won't like the things. Best leave 'em alone'; signed 'Love. DHL'.
Termsexual conduct, homosexuality, D.H. Lawrence attitudes toward
travel, plans, D.H. Lawrence
travel, plans, Frieda Lawrence
exhibitions, paintings, Warren Gallery London 1929
art, paintings, D.H. Lawrence
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 553-554.

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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
NA382King; Emily Una (1882-1962); Mrs; née Lawrence; known as 'Pamela'; married Samuel King 1904; sister of D.H. Lawrence1882-1962
NA256Aldington; Richard (1892-1962); novelist and biographer1892-1962
NA75090Yorke; Dorothy (1892-); known as 'Arabella'; partner of Richard Aldington1892-
NA372Warren; Dorothy Cecil Wynter (1896-1954)1896-1954
NA74672King; Samuel Taylor (1880-1965); married Emily Lawrence 19041880-1965
NA3537Clarke; William Herbert (1923-); son of Ada Clarke née Lawrence1923-
NA396Jaffe; Else (1874-1973); Mrs; née von Richthofen1874-1973
NA169Lawrence; Frieda (1879-1956); née von Richthofen; married Ernest Weekley 1899 D.H. Lawrence 1914 Antonio Ravagli 19501879-1956
PL98930/Gsteig bei Gstaad/Switzerland
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