Document ReferenceLa Ac 1/1/64
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, 12 Colworth Road, Addiscombe, Croydon, [Surrey] to Miss L.A. Lawrence, Lynn Croft, Eastwood; 17 Feb. 1911
Date17 February 1911
Extent2 ff (plus envelope)
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Ada'; is sorry that their father is such a nuisance to her and tells her how 'hard and bitter' he feels towards him; mourns the death of Joe King and Mabel Limb [Mabel had died in 1909]; discusses the family of Louie Burrows; reports on the progress of his paintings and his novel The White Peacock, including a book review in the Daily News [14 Feb.]; discusses family members including Emily [King] and Aunt Ada, and ponders his feelings for Ada in comparison to his feelings for Louie; send regards to Minnie and everybody; signed 'Your brother D.H. Lawrence'.

Includes a black edged envelope (La Av 1/1/64/2) addressed to Miss L.A. Lawrence, Lynn Croft, Eastwood, Notts; bears two green half penny stamps postmarked in Croydon at 11.15pm 17 Feb. 1911; the verso also bears a postmark in Eastwood Nottingham dated 18 Feb. 1911.
Termpublications, novels, D.H. Lawrence 'The White Peacock'
literature, criticism, book reviews
death, Joe King
death, Mabel Limb
bereavement, news of
family news
publications, newspapers, 'Daily News'
art, paintings, D.H. Lawrence
Physical DescriptionWritten in ink on both sides of a single sheet of paper folded to form 2 folios; folio 1r is edged in black; dimensions are 220 x 175 mm;
Publication NoteJames T. Boulton, ed. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979) vol I, pp 230-231.

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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
NA77633King; Joseph (1883-1911); known as 'Joe'; brother-in-law to D.H. Lawrence's sister Emily; based at Valparaiso on the Chilean railway, and died shortly before returning home1883-1911
NA77469Limb; Mabel (1886-1909); Miss; childhood friend of D.H. Lawrence who lived at 6 Percy Street, Eastwood, Nottinhamshire1886-1909
NA366Burrows; Louisa (1888-1962); known as 'Louie'; married Frederick Heath 19411888-1962
NA382King; Emily Una (1882-1962); Mrs; née Lawrence; known as 'Pamela'; married Samuel King 1904; sister of D.H. Lawrence1882-1962
NA77634Burrows; Ethel (fl 1911); Miss; sister of Louie Burrowsfl 1911
NA77635Limb; William (fl 1911); known as 'Billy'; brother of D.H. Lawrence's childhood friend Mabel Limb?fl 1911
NA74720Allam; Mary Ellen (1886-); known as 'Nellie'; daughter of D.H. Lawrence 's Aunt 'Polly'1886-
NA74614Lawrence; Arthur John (1846-1924); father of D.H. Lawrence1846-1924
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