Document ReferenceLa B 159
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, 16 Colworth Road, Addiscombe, Croydon, Surrey to Louie Burrows; 13 Dec. 1911
Date13 December 1911
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Lou'; refers to his recently shaven beard and talks about his health; mentions the waistcoat which his sister Ada [Lawrence] intends to send to Louie to do some work on; reports that he has finished 'the reviews'; says that 'Eddie' [William Edwin Clarke] is to visit him at Christmas, and that he is planning some outings for them to go on; says that he is not keen for Hueffer [Ford Madox Hueffer] to visit him; is feeling ready to be 'going into the world again'; signed 'D.H. Lawrence'.
Termhealth, D.H. Lawrence
personal grooming, beards
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on a folded sheet of plain white paper; the text following the sequence: ff 1r, 2r, 1v, 2v; the dimensions are 153 x 112 mm; one horizontal fold in the paper.
Related MaterialLa B 243/17/7; 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) p 154
James T. Boulton, ed. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979) vol I, p 336

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA368Clarke; Ada (1887-1948); Mrs; married W.E. Clarke 1913; sister of D.H. Lawrence1887-1948
NA74644Clarke; William Edwin (1889-1964); known as 'Eddie'; married Ada Lawrence 19131889-1964
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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