Document ReferenceLa B 74
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, 12 Colworth Road, Addiscombe, Croydon, Surrey to Louie Burrows; 18 Sep. 1910
Date18 September 1910
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionEncloses the last set of proofs; asks for an opinion on the 'third part', and is pleased that she approves of the title; regrets her uncle's [William Burrows] accident, comparing this to an accident he suffered recently; reports that his mother's [Lydia Lawrence] health is improving, though he feels that she may be protecting him from the real truth; plans to go home for the Fair [Goose Fair, held annually in Nottingham]; mentions that three of his poems will appear in the October English ['English Review'] though Austin Harrison [the editor] is delaying the publication of his story; expects the novel to come out in a month's time; states that he did not know sheet 59 was missing which he must have sent off with the original proofs; discusses his weekend plans; signed 'D.H.L.'

In his postscript, Lawrence recalls purchasing Baudelaire's [Charles Pierre Baudelaire, French Symbolist poet] Fleurs du Mal, and compares it more favourably to Verlaine [Paul Verlaine, French poet], hopes to read some to her; signed 'D.H.L.'
Termpublications, periodicals, 'English Review'
publications, novels, D.H. Lawrence 'White Peacock'
entertainments, Goose Fair, Nottingham
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on a folded sheet of plain white paper, the text following the sequence: ff 1r, 2r, 1v, 2v; watermarked Boots. Cash Stationers; the dimensions are 202 x 127 mm; three horizontal folds in the paper.
Related MaterialLa B 243/5/7; 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 54-55
James T. Boulton, ed. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979) vol I, pp 178-79

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA386Lawrence; Lydia (1852-1910); Mrs; née Beardsall; mother of D.H. Lawrence1852-1910
NA74630Burrows; William (fl 1910); uncle of Louie Burrows; teacherfl 1910
NA74628Harrison; Austin (1873-1928); editor the English Review1873-1928
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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