Document ReferenceLa C 24
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Pensione Giuliani, Viale Morin, Forte dei Marmi (Lucca), Italy to [Frieda Lawrence]; 24 Jun. 1929
Date24 June 1929
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionRefers to her letter from Paris; comments on Billy Nell [acquaintance from Mallorca] and [Edward] Titus and non arrival of three copies of 'Our Lady of Paris' [Paris edition of Lady Chatterley's Lover]; is eager to have 'real' news of the show [at Warren Gallery] and has written (La C 23) stating 'Boccaccio', 'Red Willow Trees' and 'Holy Family' should be kept if not already sold; hopes she has taken the drawings to Lahr [Charles Lahr, 1895-1971, radical bookseller] but particularly does not want him to print 'mine of me' unless it is generally liked; has heard from Rhys Davies (1903-1978, Welsh novelist) and 'Kot' (Samuel Koteliansky) who are anxious to see her; asks her not to 'butt in heavily' with [Laurence] Pollinger about his money affairs.

Refers to 'great stews of Brett and Mabel, Georgia O'K[eefe]...manuscripts and the Taos bank!!' [see Collected Letters, letters 5158 and 5159]; describes his 'very nice' little pensione and his social life at Il Canneto [with Aldous and Maria Huxley] and dinner with Baronessa Franchetti; is expecting 'Pino' [Orioli] that week to stay; reassures her about his well-being but is concerned about her foot; advises her to stay and enjoy herself in London and also to write and to visit her mother if she is invited; signed 'Lorenzo non santo'.

La C 24/2: Brief handwritten note with comments signed 'PT' [Philip Trotter]; on the reverse is a similar brief note that the letter is from DHL to Frieda.
Termexhibitions, paintings, Warren Gallery London 1929
exhibitions, paintings, D.H. Lawrence
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten in blue ink on both sides of plain white paper; dimensions are 273 x 208 mm; one vertical and three horizontal folds in the paper.
Publication NoteK. Sagar and James T. Boulton, eds. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993) vol VII, pp 346-47
Edward Nehls, ed. 'D.H. Lawrence: A Composite Biography' (Madison, Wisconsin: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1959) vol III, p 325

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA372Warren; Dorothy Cecil Wynter (1896-1954)1896-1954
NA402Koteliansky; S.S. (1880-1955); Samuel Solomonovich known as 'Kot'; Russian translator1880-1955
NA74698Davies; Rhys (1901-1978); Welsh writer1901-1978
NA401Lahr; Charles (1895-1971); radical bookseller1895-1971
NA3444Orioli; Giuseppe (1884-1942); known as 'Pino'; Italian bookseller and publisher1884-1942
NA42Lawrence; D.H. (1885-1930); David Herbert; writer1885-1930
NA169Lawrence; Frieda (1879-1956); née von Richthofen; married Ernest Weekley 1899 D.H. Lawrence 1914 Antonio Ravagli 19501879-1956
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