Document ReferenceLa B 24
TitleDraft letter in French by D.H. Lawrence, [Nottingham], possibly written for Louie Burrows to send to a penfriend; [17 Apr. 1908]
Date17 April 1908
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionWrites apparently on behalf of Louie Burrows, saying that she has enjoyed the letter that she has received (presumably from a French penfriend), and liked her story. Says that the friend would enjoy their College life, for they have a fair amount of freedom. Talks about the strong camaraderie in the University; mentions that they meet on Saturdays in the Students' Association for a discussion, a concert or a play; supplies the next three weekend programmes: 'Concert - By the Men', 'L'Art d'Euripide' and 'Medee de Euripides'. Describes how the women give tea to the men after the performance. Mentions a visit to the theatre to see 'Les Gondoliers', (1889) by Sullivan [Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan], and then to a gallery to see watercolours of Turner [Joseph Mallord William Turner].

It is likely that Lawrence wrote this for Louie Burrows, so that she might copy it out and send it to a French penfriend. There is no addressee and the draft is unfinished.

This draft was written on a Friday, three weeks before the College production of 'Medea' on 9 May 1908 (see La B 225). It was therefore presumably composed on 17 Apr 1908.
Termuniversities, University College Nottingham
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten in pencil on both sides of a white folio of lined paper, the dimensions are 220 x 140 mm. There is one horizontal and one vertical fold in the paper. Minor revisions in the text.
Related RecordLa/B/224-244/225
Publication NoteJames T. Boulton, ed. 'Lawrence in Love' (Nottingham: University of Nottingham, 1968) pp 173-74

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA42Lawrence; D.H. (1885-1930); David Herbert; writer1885-1930
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