Document ReferenceLa Ac 1/1/67
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, 12 Colworth Road, Addiscombe, Croydon, [Surrey] to Miss L.A. Lawrence, Bromley House, Queen's Square, Eastwood; 27 Mar. 1911
Date27 March 1911
Extent2 ff (plus envelope)
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Ada'; requests news about the recent house move and about various family friends including 'Flossie' [Florence Cullen], the Coopers, and Mr Reid [Rev. Robert Reid]; speculates about arrangements for his forthcoming visit to Eastwood; has painted a little 'Idyll' for her and a larger version for Louie [Burrows]; complains about his ill health, and lack of understanding from Louie; requests news on various family members including their father and 'baby' [Margaret King]; complains that Jessie [Chambers] and Aunt Ada don't write to him anymore; send regards to Eddie and Flossie, and love to 'the kindchen' and Emily and Sam [Taylor King]

Includes a black edged envelope (La Av 1/1/67/2) addressed to Miss L.A. Lawrence, Bromley House, Queen's Square, Eastwood, Notts; bears two green half penny stamps postmarked in Croydon at 9pm 27 Mar. 1911; the verso also bears a postmark in Eastwood Nottingham dated 28 Mar. 1911; envelope contains pencil calculations.
Termfamily news
domestic affairs, moving house
health, D.H. Lawrence
art, paintings, D.H. Lawrence
Physical DescriptionWritten in pencil on both sides of a single sheet of paper folded to form 2 folios; dimensions are 350 x 230mm
Publication NoteJames T. Boulton, ed. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979) vol I, pp 242-244.

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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
NA74614Lawrence; Arthur John (1846-1924); father of D.H. Lawrence1846-1924
NA366Burrows; Louisa (1888-1962); known as 'Louie'; married Frederick Heath 19411888-1962
NA373Reid; Robert (1868-1955); Rev.; Congregationalist minister Eastwood1868-1955
NA75198Hodgkinson; Florence (1879-1924); known as 'Flossie'; neé Cullen1879-1924
NA5203Needham; Margaret Emily (1909-2001); née King; known as 'Peg'; niece of D.H. Lawrence1909-2001
NA367Chambers; Jessie (1887-1944); childhood friend of D.H. Lawrence; known as 'Muriel'; married John R. Wood 19151887-1944
NA382King; Emily Una (1882-1962); Mrs; née Lawrence; known as 'Pamela'; married Samuel King 1904; sister of D.H. Lawrence1882-1962
NA74672King; Samuel Taylor (1880-1965); married Emily Lawrence 19041880-1965
NA74644Clarke; William Edwin (1889-1964); known as 'Eddie'; married Ada Lawrence 19131889-1964
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