Document ReferenceLa B 119
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, 11 Queen's Square, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire to Louie Burrows; 23 Jun. 1911
Date23 June 1911
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Lou'; recalls confusion when his brother George [Lawrence] met him at the station; tells her how they visited the Castle [in Nottingham] 'en famille', commenting on the repute of the local artists, e.g. 'Tom Gillott' [Thomas Ignatius Joseph Gillott, b.1886]; Nottingham which 'teemed and spewed with people' reminded him of Cowes [Isle of Wight], which he had visited with his mother [Lydia Lawrence]; gives details of the party who were with him: Ada [Lawrence; Frances [Frances Cooper]; Gertie [Gertrude Cooper]; Floss [Alvina Lawrence]; Eddie [William Edwin Clarke]; Emily [Emily King]; describes the boisterous late-night trip home in a wagonette; hopes that she may visit him in Croydon; asks her to bring Howard's End [E.M. Forster, 1879-1970]; signed as D.H. Lawrence.
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; f 1r has a narrow black border; the dimensions are 177 x 113 mm; one horizontal fold in the paper.
Related MaterialLa B 243/13/3; 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 113-14
James T. Boulton, ed. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979) vol I, p 278

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA386Lawrence; Lydia (1852-1910); Mrs; née Beardsall; mother of D.H. Lawrence1852-1910
NA5785Lawrence; George Arthur (1876-1967); brother of D.H. Lawrence1876-1967
NA4934Forster; E.M. (1879-1970); Edward Morgan; English novelist1879-1970
NA368Clarke; Ada (1887-1948); Mrs; married W.E. Clarke 1913; sister of D.H. Lawrence1887-1948
NA74594Cooper; Frances Amelia (1884-1918); known as 'Frankie'; childhood friend of D.H. Lawrence; teacher1884-1918
NA74593Cooper; Gertrude (1885-1942); known as 'Gertie' or 'Grit'; childhood friend of D.H. Lawrence1885-1942
NA74600Lawrence; Alvina (1880-1968); known as 'Tim'; married H.R. Reeve married Alan Chambers 1910; cousin of D.H. Lawrence1880-1968
NA74644Clarke; William Edwin (1889-1964); known as 'Eddie'; married Ada Lawrence 19131889-1964
NA382King; Emily Una (1882-1962); Mrs; née Lawrence; known as 'Pamela'; married Samuel King 1904; sister of D.H. Lawrence1882-1962
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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