Document ReferenceLa B 91
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, 12 Colworth Road, Addiscombe, Croydon, Surrey to Louie Burrows; 30 Jan. 1911
Date30 January 1911
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Lou'; mentions an 'old' coat which had belonged to his aunt [Lettice Ada Berry] and has been sent to his sister Emily [Emily Una King]; encloses a 'damnatory' review from 'The Times' of his novel 'The White Peacock', which has made him 'very low'; also sends a cutting from 'The Observer' which 'Mac' [Arthur William McLeod] had found for him; tells her that a friend asked him for a loan and as he has no money himself he is considering not paying his dental bill and borrowing the remainder; advises her not to bother with aunt Ada [Ada Rose Krenkow] who is vexed with him and thinks he and Ada [Lawrence] 'ill in grace'.

Mentions the snowdrops she had sent; wonders why she was annoyed that 'J.' [Jessie Chambers] had written and he asks her not to be jealous; refers to a request from America to grant an order to the 'Press Cuttings Company' to allow them to send the 'American notices of the book'; has also heard from Grace Crawford; reports slow progress on his translations; dismisses Times review as 'anti-progressive'; signed 'D.H.L.'
Termpublications, novels, D.H. Lawrence 'White Peacock'
literature, criticism, reviews
literature, translations by D.H. Lawrence
financial affairs, D.H. Lawrence
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on two separate sheets of plain white headed note paper; the text following the sequence: ff 1r, 2r, 1v, 2v, 3r, 4r, 3v, 4v; ff 1r & 3r have narrow black borders; watermarked King's Bench Parchment; the dimensions are 177 x 111 mm; one horizontal fold in both sheets.
Related MaterialLa B 243/8/2-3; 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 80-82
James T. Boulton, ed. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979) vol I, pp 224-26

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA382King; Emily Una (1882-1962); Mrs; née Lawrence; known as 'Pamela'; married Samuel King 1904; sister of D.H. Lawrence1882-1962
NA74615Berry; Lettice Ada (1857-1938); née Beardsall; maternal aunt of D.H. Lawrence1857-1938
NA5931McLeod; Arthur William (1885-1956); teacher at Croydon1885-1956
NA5947Crawford; Grace (1889-1977); American singer; married Claud Lovat Fraser 19171889-1977
NA367Chambers; Jessie (1887-1944); childhood friend of D.H. Lawrence; known as 'Muriel'; married John R. Wood 19151887-1944
NA74598Krenkow; Ada Rose (1868-1944); née Beardsall; maternal aunt of D.H. Lawrence married Fritz Krenkow 18961868-1944
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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