Document ReferenceLa Ac 2/8/8
TitleLetter from Lydia Lawrence, Lynn Croft, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire to her sister Lettice Berry, Low Hill, 49 Roxborough Park, Harrow-on-the-Hill, London; 11 Jul. 1910
Date11 July 1910
Extent4 ff (plus envelope)
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Lettice'; apologises for not writing sooner but 'things are very bad here and one gets depressed'; complains that trade is bad and 'half the men are on strike'; reports that they have heard from Ivy, and that Ada is very happy with the tea cloth; discusses her son Bert's relationship with Jessie Chambers, and doesn't believe he wants to marry yet'; reports on his book deal with Heinemann the publisher [for 'The White Peacock'] and his story being published in the August edition of the English Review; discusses other social and family news including Bert bringing one of the Barbers around to their house and news of Ethel's baby.

La Ac 2/8/8/2 is an envelope addressed to 'Mrs J.C. Berry, Low Hill, 49 Roxborough Park, Harrow-on-the-Hill, London'; contains a red one penny stamp; postmarked Eastwood JY 12 [19]10.
Termfamily news
gifts, thanks for
publications, novels, D.H. Lawrence 'White Peacock'
publications, periodicals, 'English Review'
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on two sheets of plain paper folded to form four folios

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA386Lawrence; Lydia (1852-1910); Mrs; née Beardsall; mother of D.H. Lawrence1852-1910
NA74615Berry; Lettice Ada (1857-1938); née Beardsall; maternal aunt of D.H. Lawrence1857-1938
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
NA367Chambers; Jessie (1887-1944); childhood friend of D.H. Lawrence; known as 'Muriel'; married John R. Wood 19151887-1944
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