Document ReferenceLa B 21
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Lynn Croft, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire to Louie Burrows; 20 Oct. 1907
Date20 October 1907
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionInforms her of a Christmas competition in the 'Nottinghamshire Guardian' which invites the submission of three stories; he has already written two with the encouragement of Alan [Chambers] and Jessie [Chambers]; as he cannot submit more than one story he asks her to submit his attempt at an 'Amusing Adventure' story in her own hand and her own style; offers to let her read his 'Legend' story; thinks that the 'Amusing' story is less likely than the 'Legend' to be accepted. Has not seen Jessie, because of the bad weather, but he will post her note to Jessie. The letter is signed 'D.H.L.'

Details of the Christmas competition were issued in the 'Nottinghamshire Guardian' on 8 Oct 1907. The 'Legend' that Lawrence submitted was later to become 'A Fragment of Stained Glass'. Louie Burrows sent in 'The White Stocking' which was later re-written and published in 'The Prussian Officer and Other Stories' (London: Duckworth, 1914).
Termpublications, periodicals, 'Nottinghamshire Guardian'
publications, short stories, D.H. Lawrence 'White Stocking'
literature, competitions, Nottinghamshire Guardian 1907
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten in pencil on both sides of a single folio of white, lined exercise paper; the dimensions are 222 x 140 mm. There are three horizontal and one vertical fold in the paper.
ConditionSmall tears
Related MaterialLa B 243/3/7; typed transcript of this letter made by Louie Burrows.
Related RecordLa/B/1-5/1
Publication NoteJames T. Boulton, ed. 'Lawrence in Love' (Nottingham: University of Nottingham, 1968) pp 6-7
James T. Boulton, ed. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979) vol I, p 38

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA367Chambers; Jessie (1887-1944); childhood friend of D.H. Lawrence; known as 'Muriel'; married John R. Wood 19151887-1944
NA74592Chambers; Alan Aubrey (1882-1946); brother of Jessie Chambers; married D.H. Lawrence's cousin Alvina1882-1946
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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