Document ReferenceLa Ac 1/1/234
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Villa Beau Soleil, Bandol, [France] to Mrs L.A. Clarke, Broadway, Ripley, Derbyshire; 15 Jan. 1930
Date15 January 1930
Extent1 f (plus envelope)
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Sister'; discusses current visit by [Laurence] Pollinger from Curtis Brown, and forthcoming visit by Frieda's sister Else [Jaffe]; informs her that his health has been rather better, and Dr Morland from Mundesley is going to examine him; is looking forward to her and 'Pamela' [Emily King] visiting at the end of Feb., and asks if she can help their cook Mme Martens with the housekeeping; refers to their neighbours the Brewsters, and comments that their daughter Harwood has returned to England; enquires what to get 'Peg' [his niece Margaret King] for her birthday; signed 'love. DHL'.

Includes an envelope (La Ac 1/1/234/2) addressed to Mrs L.A. Clarke, Broadway, Ripley nr Derby, Angleterre; postmarked 16.[...?]; contains one stamp.
Termhealth, D.H. Lawrence
celebrations, birthdays
gifts, birthday
family visits
Physical DescriptionWritten in black ink on both sides of a sheet of pale blue paper; dimensions are 130 x 207mm.
Publication NoteKeith Sagar and James T. Boulton 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991) vol VII, p 621.

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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
NA3396Pollinger; Laurence Edward (1898-1976); literary agent1898-1976
NA75213Picard; Harwood B. (1912-1990); née Brewster; daughter of Achsah and Earl Henry Brewster1912-1990
NA382King; Emily Una (1882-1962); Mrs; née Lawrence; known as 'Pamela'; married Samuel King 1904; sister of D.H. Lawrence1882-1962
NA5203Needham; Margaret Emily (1909-2001); née King; known as 'Peg'; niece of D.H. Lawrence1909-2001
NA77675Martens (fl 1930); Madame; cook for the Lawrences at the Villa Beau Soleil, Bandol, Francefl 1930
NA75491Morland; Andrew John (1896-1957); Dr; physician1896-1957
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