Document ReferenceLa B 150
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, 16 Colworth Road, Addiscombe, Croydon, Surrey to Louie Burrows, Coteshael, Cheveney Lane, Quorn, Leicestershire; 30 Oct. 1911
Date30 October 1911
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Lou'; states that he arrived home safely and describes the atrocious weather; feel now that he is having to 'digest a great lot of dissatisfied love' and is trying not to take out his frustrations and irritations on his school pupils; asks about her 'Aunt Nell' [Helen Burrows]; describes time as being 'very trying'; does not believe that he is able to 'subscribe' to her 'code of manners' in his letters; signed 'D.H. Lawrence'.

Includes a plain white envelope (La B 150/2), addressed 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 30 Oct 1911.
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on both sides of a single folio of flimsy lined white paper; the dimensions are 250 x 202 mm; three horizontal and one vertical fold in the paper.
Related MaterialLa B 243/18/6; 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 145-46
James T. Boulton, ed. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979) vol I, pp 320-21

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA74654Burrows; Helen (fl 1911); -; aunt of Louie Burrows; teacherfl 1911
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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