Document ReferenceLa B 30
TitleDraft letter in French written by D.H. Lawrence, Flamborough, Yorkshire, possibly on behalf of Louie Burrows, for her to send to a penfriend; c.12 Aug. 1908
Date12 August 1908 (c)
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionWrites in French on behalf of Louie Burrows, hoping that the holidays will never end; refers to her current holiday in Scarborough; recalls going to look at the sea and talking with the old fishermen who had flattered her; mentions spending a day at Filey.

Although undated, this has been written on an envelope addressed (originally from France) to Jessie Chambers at Haggs Farm, and subsequently redirected from Nottingham (postmarked there) on the 12 August 1908 to her, c/o Miss Coates, 10 High Street, Flamborough, Yorkshire. Bears two 10 centimes and one 5 centimes stamps.
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionBlue envelope, of which most of the front and the flap survive. The address at Haggs Farm, in a light coloured ink, has been crossed out and replaced with her address in Flamborough, in a darker ink. The new forwarding address has also been added sideways across the front of the envelope, next to the original one. Lawrence's text has been added in pencil on the front of the envelope and the flap, and also on the back of the envelope's front piece. The dimensions of the envelope are 82 x 125 mm.
Publication NoteJames T. Boulton, ed. 'Lawrence in Love' (Nottingham: University of Nottingham, 1968) p 175

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