Document ReferenceLa B 162
TitlePostcard from D.H. Lawrence, Addiscombe, [Croydon, Surrey] to Louie Burrows, Coteshael, Cheveney Lane, Quorn, Leicestershire; [18 Dec. 1911]
Date18 December 1911
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Lou'; is pleased at the work she has done on his 'gilet' [waistcoat]; reports that he is feeling 'very well' and that Ada [Lawrence] has been taking his temperature; continues to be worried that he is still unable to stand up; refers to the visit of Emily [King] and the forthcoming one of 'Eddie' [William Edwin Clarke]; asks her to bring the 'bird' so that they may have it for 'dinner on Sunday', as he can now eat almost anything within reason; signed 'D.H. Lawrence'.

Dated to 'Monday' [18 Dec 1911], the verso of this card is plain, being addressed to Miss Louie Burrows at Coteshael, Cheveney Lane, Quorn, Leicestershire; bears a green half-penny stamp, postmarked in [Croy]don, Surrey at 9 pm on 18 Dec 1911.
Termclothing and dress, waistcoat
health, D.H. Lawrence
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on both sides of a plain white postcard, the dimensions are 138 x 87 mm.
Related MaterialLa B 243/17/10; 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 156-57
James T. Boulton, ed. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979) vol I, p 340

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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
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
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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