Document ReferenceLa B 158
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, 16 Colworth Road, Addiscombe, Croydon, Surrey to Louie Burrows; 11 Dec. 1911
Date11 December 1911
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Lou'; is pleased that she visited his aunt [Ada Rose Krenkow] who has been ill; reports that doctor is uncertain when they can leave [Colworth Road] but hopes it may be before Christmas; describes his 'feat' in shaving off his red beard and relays news from his nurse about his progress, commenting how 'jolly' she is; hopes to be able to go downstairs next week; mentions that 'Eddie' [William Edwin Clarke] has sent him two fowls and that she need not kill her cockerel; is weary after writing to her, to Emily [King] and to Agnes Holt, who wants him to go to Ramsey [Isle of Man]; describes the 'yellow jasmine' that she sent him as 'so bonny'; signed 'D.H. Lawrence'.
Termhealth, Ada Krenkow
health, D.H. Lawrence
personal grooming, beards
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten in pencil on a folded sheet of plain white paper; the text following the sequence: ff 1r, 2r, 1v, 2v; the dimensions are 153 x 114 mm; one horizontal fold in the paper.
Related MaterialLa B 243/17/5-6; typed transcript of this letter made by Louie Burrows (2 copies).
Related RecordLa/B/224-244/243
Publication NoteJames T. Boulton, ed. 'Lawrence in Love' (Nottingham: University of Nottingham, 1968) p 153
James T. Boulton, ed. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979) vol I, p 333

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA382King; Emily Una (1882-1962); Mrs; née Lawrence; known as 'Pamela'; married Samuel King 1904; sister of D.H. Lawrence1882-1962
NA74598Krenkow; Ada Rose (1868-1944); née Beardsall; maternal aunt of D.H. Lawrence married Fritz Krenkow 18961868-1944
NA74644Clarke; William Edwin (1889-1964); known as 'Eddie'; married Ada Lawrence 19131889-1964
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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