Document ReferenceLa B 146
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, 16 Colworth Road, Addiscombe, Croydon, Surrey to Louie Burrows, Coteshael, Cheveney Lane, Quorn, Leicestershire; 10 Oct. 1911
Date10 October 1911
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Lou'; admits that his brother's [George Lawrence] visit has 'fagged' him; mentions meeting Edward Garnett, who is hoping get a volume of his verse ['Love Poems'] published for Spring, together with the three plays, except that two of them are missing; Lawrence had sent them earlier to Hueffer [Ford Madox Hueffer]; who wrote the previous day denying all knowledge of the plays; adds 'and he's married Violet Hunt' [Isobel Violet Hunt]; recalls meeting with Atkinson [Frederick MacCurdy Atkinson], Heinemann's editor, whilst he was having lunch with Garnett, who dislikes the people at Heinemann, with whom he also expresses his displeasure; explains the terms of his contract for the 'Peacock' [White Peacock], expecting a cheque for forty pounds, which he hopes to be able to put away but which he may lend to 'auntie' [Ada Rose Krenkow] for a business venture.

Fears that he has upset Heinemann [William Heinemann] for not having worked on 'Paul' [Paul Morel] for months; describes the visit of his brother George: saw the play 'Sumurun' at the Savoy and heard 'R J Campbell' [Reginald John Campbell] preach; is busy preparing verse for Garnett and feels as though life is 'pressing' in on him; expects the publication that Spring [Love Poems] will bring him a 'reputation' and hopes that his lost plays will turn up; reports that his health is quite good; mentions that he is in debt and wishes that the English [English Review] or Heinemann would send his outstanding money; signed 'D.H. Lawrence'.

Includes a plain white envelope (La B 146/2), addressed in dark ink to Miss Louie Burrows at Coteshael, Cheveney Lane, Quorn, Leicestershire; bears a red one penny embossed postage stamp, postmarked in Croydon, Surrey at 8.45 pm on 10 Oct 1911; postmarked on the verso in Loughborough at 6 pm on 11 Oct 1911.
Termpublications, poems, D.H. Lawrence 'Love Poems and Others'
publications, novels, D.H. Lawrence 'White Peacock'
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten in pencil on both sides of two flimsy folios of lined white paper; text following the sequence: ff 1r, 1v, 2r, 2v; the dimensions are 251 x 203 mm; three horizontal and one vertical fold in both sheets.
Related MaterialLa B 243/18/2; typed transcript of this letter made by Louie Burrows.
Publication NoteJames T. Boulton, ed. 'Lawrence in Love' (Nottingham: University of Nottingham, 1968) pp 139-41
James T. Boulton, ed. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979) vol I, pp 309-11

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA5785Lawrence; George Arthur (1876-1967); brother of D.H. Lawrence1876-1967
NA74648Garnett; Edward (1868-1937); writer1868-1937
NA5407Hunt; Isobel Violet (1866-1942); novelist and biographer1866-1942
NA74652Atkinson; Frederick MacCurdy (fl 1911); -; editor for Heinemann Londonfl 1911
NA3526Hueffer; Ford Madox (1873-1939); later Ford Madox Ford; writer founder of English Review 19081873-1939
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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