Document ReferenceLa B 118
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, 12 Colworth Road, Addiscombe, Croydon, Surrey to Louie Burrows; 14 Jun. 1911
Date14 June 1911
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Lou'; hopes that the weather improves for the following week; has heard from Secker [Martin Secker] and Hueffer [Ford Madox Hueffer] both of whom are 'very nice'; reports that his book of 'short stories' is to appear in the following spring; has been extremely busy: working on a picture for 'Mac' [Arthur William McLeod] and writing a 32 page short story in only two nights; asks whether she would like to attend the 'Suffragette procession'; mentions that Puccini's [Giacomo Puccini, 1858-1924] new opera has opened but that he cannot afford to see it as his 'debts are very deep'; does not intend to work at the weekend; a final salutation in German from Brahms [Johannes Brahms, 1833-1897, composer]; signed 'D.H. Lawrence'.

Adds a postscript in which he reports having a 'Swan [John Macallan Swan] number of the 'Studio'' (a tiger).
Termpublications, short stories, D.H. Lawrence
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten in pencil on a folded sheet of lined white paper; the text following the sequence: ff 1r, 2r, 1v; watermarked Boots. Cash Stationers; the dimensions are 202 x 164 mm; one horizontal fold in the paper.
Related MaterialLa B 243/13/2; 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 112-13
James T. Boulton, ed. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979) vol I, pp 276-77

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA259Secker; Martin (1882-1978); publisher1882-1978
NA3526Hueffer; Ford Madox (1873-1939); later Ford Madox Ford; writer founder of English Review 19081873-1939
NA5931McLeod; Arthur William (1885-1956); teacher at Croydon1885-1956
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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