Document ReferenceLa B 123
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, 12 Colworth Road, Addiscombe, Croydon, Surrey to Louie Burrows; 7 Jul. 1911
Date7 July 1911
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Lou'; enquires as to whether she has finished working at Gaddesby, and wonders if she starts at Quorn on Monday; worries that the weather may be affecting her; reports that Ada [Lawrence] is trying to arrange the accommodation for their holiday, and hopes that the Halls will not join them; is looking forward to the holiday, having dreamt about it; began painting a 'Corot' [Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, 1796-1875] but has destroyed it and is currently doing an 'Idyll' which Agnes Holt has requested from him.

Mentions that the Jones family [John William Jones and Marie Jones] is planning to move to Clyde Rd. and wonders how long he will be in Croydon; discusses his plans to visit her in Quorn, and wishes that she were nearer to him; signed 'D.H. Lawrence'.
Termart, paintings, Maurice Greiffenhagen 'Idyll'
art, paintings, Corot
holidays, arrangements
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on both sides of a flimsy folio of lined white paper; the dimensions are 250 x 202 mm; three horizontal and one vertical fold in the paper.
Related MaterialLa B 243/14/2; 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 117-18
James T. Boulton, ed. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979) vol I, pp 281-82

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA368Clarke; Ada (1887-1948); Mrs; married W.E. Clarke 1913; sister of D.H. Lawrence1887-1948
NA74606Jones; Marie (1869-1950); -; née Blaylock; wife of John William Jones1869-1950
NA74605Jones; John William (1868-1956); -; Superintendent School Attendance Officer in Croydon1868-1956
NA74638Holt; Agnes (1883-1971); teacher at Croydon; married Walter Blanchard1883-1971
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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