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TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, 12 Colworth Road, Addiscombe, Croydon, [Surrey] to Ada [Lawrence]; 9 Apr. 1911
Date9 April 1911
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Ada'; confirms that he is only writing her a short letter because it is so late at night, and how it reminds him of how he used to write to their mother before she died; discusses at length his attitude to religion, and makes particular reference to the Jewish faith; confirms arrangements for his forthcoming visit to Eastwood with Louie Burrows; sends love to Emily, the baby [Margaret King], Sam, and father; and promises to send 'Pem' [Emily] a card during the week; signed 'With my best love (I mean it) Your brother D.H. Lawrence'.
Termfamily news
religion, D.H. Lawrence's attitude towards
religion, Judaism, D.H. Lawrence's attitude towards
Physical DescriptionWritten in ink on both sides of 2 sheets of paper folded to form 4 folios in total; dimensions are 220 x 175 mm.
ConditionLetter is rather dirty and torn along the horizontal fold.
Publication NoteJames T. Boulton, ed. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979) vol I, pp 255-257.

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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
NA74672King; Samuel Taylor (1880-1965); married Emily Lawrence 19041880-1965
NA5203Needham; Margaret Emily (1909-2001); née King; known as 'Peg'; niece of D.H. Lawrence1909-2001
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