Document ReferenceLa Ac 1/1/71
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Davidson Rd Boys School, South Norwood SE to Ada [Lawrence]; 12 Oct. 1911
Date12 October 1911
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Ada'; discusses money he owes her; speculates on Christmas arrangements, including the possibility of spending the holiday with Agnes Holt in Ramsey; reports that he heard from Hueffer, who has married Violet Hunt in Germany; discusses meeting up with various friends and family members; signed 'Your brother D.H. Lawrence P.S. do write me a newsey letter'.

A further postscript tells how he received a letter regarding his novel The White Peacock.

Written on a pre-printed 'County Borough of Croydon Education Committee' scholar accident report form; the main text of the letter is written in black ink on the reverse of the form; the postscript is written in red ink on the form itself.
Termcelebrations, Christmas
publications, novels, D.H. Lawrence 'The White Peacock'
schools, Davidson Road School
Physical DescriptionWritten in black and red ink on both sides of a pre-printed school accident report form; dimensions are 210 x 330mm; folded once vertically and four times horizontally; tears evident along folds
Conditionfragile - tears along folds
Publication NoteJames T. Boulton, ed. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979) vol I, pp 313-314.

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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
NA366Burrows; Louisa (1888-1962); known as 'Louie'; married Frederick Heath 19411888-1962
NA74645Hunger; Max (fl 1896-1931); husband of D.H. Lawrence's cousin Ethel Hunger; Manufacturers' Agent and Importerfl 1896-1931
NA74646Hunger; Ethel (1879-1973); née Staynes; cousin of D.H. Lawrence1879-1973
NA74638Holt; Agnes (1883-1971); teacher at Croydon; married Walter Blanchard1883-1971
NA3526Hueffer; Ford Madox (1873-1939); later Ford Madox Ford; writer founder of English Review 19081873-1939
NA5407Hunt; Isobel Violet (1866-1942); novelist and biographer1866-1942
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