Document ReferenceLa C 6
TitleJoint letter from Frieda Lawrence and D.H. Lawrence, Lerici per Fiascherino, Golfidella Spezia, Italy to Mrs Cynthia Asquith; [21 Dec. 1913]
Date21 December 1913 (c)
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionFrieda asks her not to be sympathetic as both she and Lawrence are 'very happy'; admits that she misses her children; refers to news from Eddie Marsh [Edward Howard Marsh] and Barrie [Sir J. M. Barrie]; sends seasonal greetings; signed 'Frieda L.';

Address on f 1r and note 'The shortest day' in hand of D.H. Lawrence, who has interspersed Frieda's messages with sarcastic commentary; he suggests that she ought to join them if Winter is bad; mentions the weekend that they spent at an Italian castle; sends seasonal greetings to her, 'Don John' and Mr Asquith [Herbert Asquith]; signed 'D.H. Lawrence'.
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten in two different shades of dark ink, by the two correspondents, on a folded sheet of plain white paper; the text following the sequence: ff 1r, 1v, 2r, 2v; watermarked and embossed with an armorial shield-crest on f 1r; the dimensions are 179 x 111 mm; one horizontal fold in the paper.
Related RecordLa/S/2/1/1/13-24
Publication NoteGeorge J. Zytaruk and James T. Boulton, eds. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982) vol II, pp 128-29
E.W. Tedlock, ed. 'Frieda Lawrence The Memoirs and Correspondence' (London: Heinemann, 1961) pp 201-3

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA74686Asquith; Herbert (1881-1947); known as 'Beb'; husband of Lady Cynthia Asquith son of Henry Herbert Asquith prime minister 1908-1916; barrister1881-1947
NA74687Barrie; J.M. (1860-1937); Sir; James Matthew; dramatist and novelist1860-1937
NA74677Marsh; Edward Howard (1872-1953); Sir; editor of Georgian Poetry1872-1953
NA169Lawrence; Frieda (1879-1956); née von Richthofen; married Ernest Weekley 1899 D.H. Lawrence 1914 Antonio Ravagli 19501879-1956
NA42Lawrence; D.H. (1885-1930); David Herbert; writer1885-1930
NA5840Asquith; Cynthia M.E. (1887-1960); Lady; writer; daughter of the 11th Earl of Wemyss; m. Herbert Asquith 19101887-1960
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