Document ReferenceLa B 124
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, 12 Colworth Road, Addiscombe, Croydon, Surrey to Louie Burrows; 11 Jul. 1911
Date11 July 1911
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Lou'; discusses the arrangements for their holiday, telling her who is able to go with them: the Halls and Frances and Gertie [Frances Cooper and Gertrude Cooper]. Neville [George Henry Neville] cannot make it; refers to his brother Georgie [George Arthur Lawrence] as a 'fool'; discusses his plans for visiting her and for going to Eastwood; warns her that Kit Holderness [Edith Holderness] will be joining them on their holiday and that he plans to be in Lincoln for part of the fourth week.

Reports receiving a larger payment than he had anticipated from the English ['English Review'] and details how he intends to spend the money; wants to take Mrs Burrows [Louisa Ann Burrows] a present and asks for advice; as the following day is the school sports day he plans to have a break and visit Max and Ethel [Ethel Hunger and Max Hunger] in St Margarets; wonders how she has 'gone on' in Quorn; hopes that the sea air in Wales will do her some good; final salutation in French; signed 'D.H. Lawrence'.
Termpublications, periodicals, 'English Review'
holidays, arrangements
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on two separate folded sheets of plain white paper; the text following the sequence: ff 1r, 2r, 1v, 2v, 3r, 4r, 3v, 4v; ff 1r & 3r have narrow black borders; the dimensions are 177 x 114 mm; one horizontal fold in the paper.
Related MaterialLa B 243/14/3; 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 118-19
James T. Boulton, ed. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979) vol I, pp 284-85

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
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
NA3525Neville; George Henry (1886-1959); school friend of D.H. Lawrence1886-1959
NA5785Lawrence; George Arthur (1876-1967); brother of D.H. Lawrence1876-1967
NA74596Burrows; Louisa Ann (1865-1954); mother of Louie Burrows1865-1954
NA74643Holderness; Edith (fl 1911); known as 'Kitty'; daughter of George Holderness; teacherfl 1911
NA74645Hunger; Max (fl 1896-1931); husband of D.H. Lawrence's cousin Ethel Hunger; Manufacturers' Agent and Importerfl 1896-1931
NA74646Hunger; Ethel (1879-1973); née Staynes; cousin of D.H. Lawrence1879-1973
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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