Document ReferenceLa B 107
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, 12 Colworth Road, Addiscombe, Croydon, Surrey to Louie Burrows; 1 May 1911
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Lou'; mentions that the new moon, which is out, is supposed to be lucky but he declares it 'snips the top of one's hopes off'; reports his continued progress on 'Paul Morel' and hopes to do some more once he has finished this letter; cites the will he would like to execute detailing the lengths to which he would go to be able to embrace her, for instance the sacrifice of his creative powers in exchange for a 'few kisses'; signed 'David Herbert Lawrence'.
Termpublications, novels, D.H. Lawrence 'Sons and Lovers'
literature, prose, D.H. Lawrence 'Paul Morel'
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on both sides of a single folio of lined white note paper (possibly taken from a note book); the dimensions are 212 x 177 mm; one horizontal and one vertical fold in the paper.
Related MaterialLa B 243/12/1; 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 101-2
James T. Boulton, ed. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979) vol I, p.264

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
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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