Document ReferenceLa C 12
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Villa Alpensee, Thumersbach, Zell-am-See, Salzburg, Austria to Rosalind Baynes; 9 Aug. 1921
Date9 August 1921
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionGives details of his travels, first to Baden Baden and then on to Zell-am-See with Frieda's [Frieda Lawrence] sister; did not realise that she had been in Switzerland with Bridget [Baynes]; mentions that he has heard from Mary Cannan that Godwin [Helton Godwin Baynes] was getting his divorce; proposes to return to Taormina in October; finds that he is not able to get any work done in Austria, and is finding Europe 'a bit empty altogether'; says that Robert Mountsier has asked him to lecture in the U.S.A., though he is reluctant because he now has a 'strong distaste for Yankees';

May stay in Florence for September; describes how cheap and pleasant Austria has been; asks about Joan [Joan Farjeon], Bertie [Herbert Farjeon], the children [Annabel Farjeon, Gervase Farjeon and Jocelyn Farjeon], Eleanor [Farjeon] and Alexander [Arthur Alexander]; had intended to visit England but has since changed his mind; recalls the three months he spent in the Black Forest, Germany; signed 'D.H.L.'; the annotation 'Letter 15' has been added in pencil, at the top of the recto (possibly made by Rosalind Baynes at a later date).
Termtravel, plans, D.H. Lawrence
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on both sides of a single folio of plain white paper; watermarked; the dimensions are 253 x 164 mm; one horizontal and one vertical fold in the paper.
Publication NoteW Roberts and P. Poplawski ' A bibliography of D.H. Lawrence' 3rd ed. (Cambridge University Press 2001)
James T. Boulton and Elizabeth Mansfield, eds. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987) vol IV, pp 66-67

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA400Cannan; Mary (1867-1950); née Ansell; married Gilbert Cannan 1910 former wife of Sir J.M. Barrie1867-1950
NA74690Baynes; Bridget (1914-); daughter of Rosalind Baynes1914-
NA169Lawrence; Frieda (1879-1956); née von Richthofen; married Ernest Weekley 1899 D.H. Lawrence 1914 Antonio Ravagli 19501879-1956
NA74688Baynes; Helton Godwin (1882-1943); married Rosalind Thornycroft 1913; doctor1882-1943
NA74696Alexander; Arthur (1891-1969); pianist and composer1891-1975
NA42Lawrence; D.H. (1885-1930); David Herbert; writer1885-1930
NA371Baynes; Rosalind (1891-1973); wife of Helton Goodwin Baynes1891-1973
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