Document ReferenceLa B 138
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, 12 Colworth Road, Addiscombe, Croydon, Surrey to Louie Burrows; 29 Aug. 1911
Date29 August 1911
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Lou'; describes the beginning of the new school term as 'rotten', and how teaching 'wearies' him; mentions that the Jones' [John William Jones and Marie Jones] have not been 'on the very best of terms'; adds that Mary [Hilda Mary Jones] is the 'wildest and rampagest' child but is a 'real brick'; tells her he is reading Defence of Guinevere [by William Morris], and admits to liking Morris; reports that Hueffer [Ford Madox Hueffer] has returned his play which had been rejected by Granville Barker [Harley Granville-Barker]; tells her that his 'Lincoln bit' will not appear in the Daily News but he does not mind.

Mentions that he is preparing a story for Austin Harrison [of the 'English Review'], and others for Edward Garnett; feels restless in Croydon and wishes he were 'that proverbial tramp'; describes the recent past as unreal, merely part of a 'tale'; wishes her success with her 'wood carving'; signed 'D.H. Lawrence'.
Termpublications, periodicals, 'English Review'
publications, plays, D.H. Lawrence 'Collier's Friday Night'
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on both sides of a single folio of flimsy white lined paper; the dimensions are 251 x 202 mm; three horizontal and three vertical folds in the paper.
Related MaterialLa B 243/19/1; 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 130-31
James T. Boulton, ed. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979) vol I, pp 298-99

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA74605Jones; John William (1868-1956); -; Superintendent School Attendance Officer in Croydon1868-1956
NA74606Jones; Marie (1869-1950); -; née Blaylock; wife of John William Jones1869-1950
NA74604Jones; Hilda Mary (1908-); -; daughter of John and Marie Jones1908-
NA3526Hueffer; Ford Madox (1873-1939); later Ford Madox Ford; writer founder of English Review 19081873-1939
NA74628Harrison; Austin (1873-1928); editor the English Review1873-1928
NA74647Barker; Harley Granville- (1877-1946); -; writer1877-1946
NA74648Garnett; Edward (1868-1937); writer1868-1937
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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