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TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Villa Beau Soleil, Bandol, [France] to his sister [Ada Clarke]; [27 Nov. 1929]
Date27 November 1929
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Sister'; is sorry for not writing sooner; enquires whether she received copies of 'Pansies', 'Dr Manente' [translation of 'The Story of Dr Manente' by A.F. Grazzini], and the 'Obscenity' pamphlet [Pornography and Obscenity]; mentions that the Brewsters have rented a house nearby, and Frederick Carter is staying at the Hotel Beau Rivage.

Refers to financial difficulties of [Percy Reginald] Stephensen and the Mandrake Press, and sympathises with Rhys Davies because the Mandrake were going to publish two of his novels; comments that people seem angry about his 'Obscenity' pamphlet, but that Charles Lahr has sold 3 dozen of his, and only 3 copies of Jix's [William Joynson-Hicks, Home Secretary and anti-pornography campaigner]; signed 'love DHL'.

Date: Letter is dated 'Wed[nesday]'; date provided is from Keith Sagar and James T. Boulton 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991) vol VII, pp 579-580.

Note that the above publication refers to the letter being postmarked, which would suggest an accompanying envelope [which is not present].
Termhealth, D.H. Lawrence
publications, essays, D.H. Lawrence 'Pornography and Obscenity'
publications, poems, D.H. Lawrence 'Pansies'
publications, translations
Physical DescriptionWritten in black ink on both sides of a sheet of cream paper; dimensions are 210 x 270mm.
Publication NoteKeith Sagar and James T. Boulton 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991) vol VII, pp 579-580.

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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
NA4961Brewster; Achsah Barlow (1878-1945)1878-1945
NA75165Carter; Frederick (1883-1967); artist and astrologer1883-1967
NA5386Stephensen; Percy Reginald (1901-1965); manager of Fanfrolico Press London1901-1965
NA5385Mandrake Press, London
NA4926Hicks; William Joynson- (1865-1932); 1st Viscount Brentford; known as 'Jix'; Home Secretary 1924-1929 anti pornography campaigner1865-1932
NA74698Davies; Rhys (1901-1978); Welsh writer1901-1978
NA401Lahr; Charles (1895-1971); radical bookseller1895-1971
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