Document ReferenceLa B 173
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, The Cearne, Nr Edenbridge, Kent to Louie Burrows, Coteshael, Cheveney Lane, Quorn, Leicestershire; 7 Feb. 1912
Date7 February 1912
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionD.H. Lawrence addresses Louie Burrows as 'My dear Lou'; states his desire to break off their engagement, feeling that he lacks the 'proper love to marry'; plans to meet her the following week; signed 'D.H. Lawrence'.

Includes a plain white envelope, addressed to Miss L. Burrows at Coteshael, Cheveney Lane, Quorn, Leicestershire; bears a red one penny embossed postage stamp, postmarked in 'The Chart' at 7 pm on 7 Feb 1912; postmarked on the verso in Loughborough at 3.30 am on 8 Feb 1912.
Termmarriage, engagements, D.H. Lawrence and Louie Burrows
personal relationships, D.H. Lawrence and Louie Burrows
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on one side of a single folio of flimsy plain white paper, headed The Cearne, Nr Edenbridge; the dimensions are 274 x 214 mm; three horizontal and one vertical fold in the paper.
Related MaterialLa B 243/20/7; 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 165
James T. Boulton, ed. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979) vol I, p 363

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
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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