Document ReferenceLa Ac 1/1/233
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Villa Beau Soleil, Bandol, [France] to Mrs L.A. Clarke, Broadway, Ripley, Derbyshire; 10 Dec. 1929
Date10 December 1929
Extent1 f (plus envelope)
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Sister'; thanks her for the gifts; mentions that the Brewsters are still at the Hotel Beau Rivage, as is Ida Rauh from Sante Fe and the di Chiaras from Capri; comments that his poor health is a nuisance, but he doesn't think he is any worse than last year; enquires when she is coming to visit, and whether Jack is coming too; mentions that Frieda's sister, Barby [Weekley] and Maria Huxley are planning to visit as well; refers to forthcoming Christmas festivities, and encloses Christmas money for her family; signed 'love DHL'.

Includes an envelope (La Ac 1/1/233/2) addressed to Mrs L.A. Clarke, Broadway, Ripley nr Derby, Angleterre; postmarked Ba[ndol], 11.[..?].29; contains one stamp.
Termhealth, D.H. Lawrence
celebrations, Christmas
gifts, Christmas
family visits
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 591-592.

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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
NA75073Clarke; John Lawrence (1915-1942); son of Ada Clarke née Lawrence1915-1942
NA3377Barr; Barbara (1904-1998); née Weekley; daughter of Frieda and Ernest Weekley1904-1998
NA75096Huxley; Maria (1898-1955); née Nys; married Aldous Huxley 19191898-1955
NA5375Rauh; Ida (1877-1970); American actress and sculptress1877-1970
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