Document ReferenceLa B 63
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, 12 Colworth Road, Addiscombe, Croydon, Surrey to Louie Burrows, Coteshael, Quorn, Leicester; 11 Dec. 1909
Date11 December 1909
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionApologises for his recent poor correspondence; reports that he has sent Ford Madox Hueffer two stories; mentions that he is having dinner with Ezra Pound and other literary folk, and that he has been invited to visit Grace Rhys to meet 'various poetry people' to read some of his poems, a meeting about which he is anxious.

Comments on Ada's [Ada Lawrence] invitation for Louie to stay; hopes to see her in Quorn, though he will have to consult his mother [Lydia Lawrence]; is looking forward to the Christmas break at the end of term; gives details of the recent B.Sc. results and mentions several of the failed candidates, including T.A. Smith, Preston and Morrison; asks her to write; signed 'D.H.L.'

With white envelope (La B 63/2), addressed to Miss Louie Burrows at Coteshael, Quorn, Leicester. Bears two green half-penny stamps, both postmarked in Croydon at 2.15pm, 11 Dec 1909. Verso also postmarked in Loughborough at 3.30am, 12 Dec 1909.
Termeducation, examination results
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on both sides of a single folio of plain white paper, watermarked '[ ] JS & Co Ltd'; the dimensions are 229 x 154 mm. There are two horizontal folds in the paper.
Related MaterialLa B 243/4/20; 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) p 47-48
James T. Boulton, ed. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979) vol I, p 147

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA3526Hueffer; Ford Madox (1873-1939); later Ford Madox Ford; writer founder of English Review 19081873-1939
NA74623Pound; Ezra (1885-1972); -; American poet1885-1972
NA74624Smith; Thomas Alfred (1886-1966); student at University College Nottingham1886-1966
NA74618Rhys; Grace (1865-1929); wife of Ernest Rhys1865-1929
NA368Clarke; Ada (1887-1948); Mrs; married W.E. Clarke 1913; sister of D.H. Lawrence1887-1948
NA386Lawrence; Lydia (1852-1910); Mrs; née Beardsall; mother of D.H. Lawrence1852-1910
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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