Document ReferenceLa B 41
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, 12 Colworth Road, Addiscombe, Croydon, Surrey to Louie Burrows, Coteshael, Quorn, Leicestershire; 24 Nov. 1908
Date24 November 1908
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Louise'; refers to her letters and the news of her unhappiness at school; is pleased that she is resigning her post; refers to his own situation at school; asks about her writing, remarking that he does not have enough free time to write; enjoys painting (and suggests she inspects the paintings he has sent his aunt) and playing chess with Mr Jones [John William Jones]; likes 'larking' with the baby Hilda Mary [Hilda Mary Jones]; signed 'D.H.L.' on the front page.

With a white envelope (La B 41/2), addressed to Miss Louie Burrows at Coteshael, Quorn, Leicestershire. Bears a red penny stamp, postmarked in Croydon at 8.45pm, 24 Nov 1908. There are traces of a Loughborough postmark of [...] Nov 1908, on the verso of the envelope.
Termoccupations and professions, schoolteacher
art, paintings, D.H. Lawrence
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on a folded sheet of plain white paper, watermarked 'Hieratica'; the dimensions are 178 x 113 mm; text following the sequence: ff 1r, 2r, 1v, 2v. There is one horizontal fold in the paper.
Related MaterialLa B 243/2/16; 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 23-24
James T. Boulton, ed. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979) vol I, pp 94-95

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA74605Jones; John William (1868-1956); -; Superintendent School Attendance Officer in Croydon1868-1956
NA74604Jones; Hilda Mary (1908-); -; daughter of John and Marie Jones1908-
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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