Document ReferenceLa B 163
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, 16 Colworth Road, Addiscombe, Croydon, Surrey to Louie Burrows; 20 Dec. 1911
Date20 December 1911
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Lou'; assures her that he is allowed to drink cold water; says when he hopes to be able to get downstairs, and that he is resigned to what the 'Fates and Furies' have planned for him; refers to 'Eddie' [William Edwin Clarke] and to how 'Tot' [Agnes Louise Eliza Mason] is looking forward to meeting her; gives details of his forthcoming visitors: Garnett [Edward Garnett] and Lil Reynolds [Lilian Reynolds], and describes his excitement at entertaining in his 'little bedroom'; final salutation in French; signed 'D.H. Lawrence'; adds postscript, in the top left corner of f 1r, in which he offers his condolences at hearing about Mr Burrows' [Alfred Burrows] illness.
Termhealth, D.H. Lawrence
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; watermarked Classic Parchment; the dimensions are 177 x 114 mm; one horizontal fold in the paper.
Related MaterialLa B 243/17/11; 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 157-58
James T. Boulton, ed. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979) vol I, pp 340-41

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA74644Clarke; William Edwin (1889-1964); known as 'Eddie'; married Ada Lawrence 19131889-1964
NA74659Mason; Agnes Louise Eliza (1871-c.1950); teacher at Croydon1871-c.1950
NA74637Reynolds; Lilian (1877-1954); teacher at Croydon1877-1954
NA74648Garnett; Edward (1868-1937); writer1868-1937
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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