Document ReferenceLa B 100
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, 12 Colworth Road, Addiscombe, Croydon, Surrey to Louie Burrows; 7 Apr. 1911
Date7 April 1911
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Lou'; has been playing with the 'kiddies' [Hilda Mary Jones and Winifred Jones]; describes the antics of Mary [Hilda Mary] at bathtime; 'Pa' [John William Jones] and Mrs Wilkinson are out; enjoys the house best when he is 'en famille' with Mrs Jones [Marie Jones] and thinks she does too; mentions a lecture by an 'American chap' after school on handwriting; also mentions his work on the school library, this being his second year as librarian, a job which he finds 'rather a fag'.

Suggests that they spend midsummer in France, taking Ada [Lawrence] with them; feels that Ada is the 'only relative' left to him; reports that two of his verses (which he would prefer to remain unpublished) are being included in the 'English Review' by Austin Harrison [see La B 188] but the 'scrap' of money will be useful; discusses their Easter plans to meet; wishes that they were married; sends regards to all at Coteshael; is unable to write letters to anybody at present but will be home next week; has nothing to do but read Rouge et Noir [by Henri Beyle Stendhal, 1783-1842, French writer] and does not want to; signed 'D.H.L.'
Termpublications, periodicals, 'English Review'
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on a folded sheet of plain white paper, the text following the sequence: ff 1r, 2r, 1v, 2v; the dimensions are 228 x 175 mm; one horizontal and one vertical in the paper.
Related MaterialLa B 243/10/5; typed transcript of this letter made by Louie Burrows.
Related RecordLa/B/224-244/243
Publication NoteJames T. Boulton, ed. 'Lawrence in Love' (Nottingham: University of Nottingham, 1968) pp 95-96
James T. Boulton, ed. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979) vol I, pp 253-55

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA74604Jones; Hilda Mary (1908-); -; daughter of John and Marie Jones1908-
NA74605Jones; John William (1868-1956); -; Superintendent School Attendance Officer in Croydon1868-1956
NA74606Jones; Marie (1869-1950); -; née Blaylock; wife of John William Jones1869-1950
NA74607Jones; Winifred (1903-); -; daughter of John and Marie Jones1903-
NA368Clarke; Ada (1887-1948); Mrs; married W.E. Clarke 1913; sister of D.H. Lawrence1887-1948
NA74628Harrison; Austin (1873-1928); editor the English Review1873-1928
NA42Lawrence; D.H. (1885-1930); David Herbert; writer1885-1930
NA366Burrows; Louisa (1888-1962); known as 'Louie'; married Frederick Heath 19411888-1962
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