Document ReferenceLa B 39
TitlePostcard from D.H. Lawrence, Dorking, Surrey to Louie Burrows, Coteshael, Quorn, Leicestershire; [7 Nov. 1908]
Date7 November 1908
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionDescribes the countryside of Surrey 'sweeter than Quorn and Woodhouse'; has travelled to Dorking via Epsom, and is continuing to Reigate; refers to her letter, including reference to a 'Mr Smith'. Signed as D.H.L.

The verso of the card is a black and white photograph of Mickleham Church.

Although the card is undated, it was postmarked in Dorking at 4 pm, 7 Nov 1908. Addressed to Miss Louie Burrows at Coteshael, Quorn, Leicestershire; bears a green half-penny stamp.
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink, the main text running in a perpendicular direction to that of the address. The final few lines have been squeezed (upside down) into the top left hand corner of the card. The dimensions are 89 x 137 mm.
Related MaterialLa B 243/2/14; 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 21-22
James T. Boulton, ed. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979) vol I, p 90

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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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