Document ReferenceLa B 78
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Lynn Croft, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire to Louie Burrows; 12 Dec. 1910
Date12 December 1910
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionComplains of his fatigue following the funeral of his mother [Lydia Lawrence] and how old it makes him feel; plans to return to Croydon; refers to his increasing hatred of trains; mentions his plan to holiday in Brighton with Ada [Lawrence] and Frances Cooper and invites her to join them; writes that he does not think her a 'forward hussy' and tells her not to find fault with herself; longs to see her again; has seen J[essie Chambers] and has tried to make 'it look right to her'; feels as though he has finally crossed the 'bitter river' and that part of him has died with his mother; signed 'D.H. Lawrence'.
Termdeath, Lydia Lawrence
holidays, arrangements
personal relationships, D.H. Lawrence and Louie Burrows
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten in ink on a folded sheet of plain white paper, the text following the sequence: ff 1r, 2r, 1v, 2v; f 1r has narrow black borders; the dimensions of the paper are 177 x 114 mm; one horizontal fold.
Related MaterialLa B 243/7/1; 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 59-60
James T. Boulton, ed. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979) vol I, pp 198-99

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA368Clarke; Ada (1887-1948); Mrs; married W.E. Clarke 1913; sister of D.H. Lawrence1887-1948
NA74594Cooper; Frances Amelia (1884-1918); known as 'Frankie'; childhood friend of D.H. Lawrence; teacher1884-1918
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
NA366Burrows; Louisa (1888-1962); known as 'Louie'; married Frederick Heath 19411888-1962
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