Document ReferenceLa C 9
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Fontana Vecchia, Taormina, Sicily, Italy to Rosalind Baynes; 2 Jun. [1920]
Date2 June 1920
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionDescribes his trip to Malta [with Frieda Lawrence] and the intolerable heat; plans to stay in Sicily for June; enquires about her travelling arrangements and invites her to visit Taormina; mentions that Frieda intends to visit Germany in the Autumn, adding that he would rather not travel so far, hoping that they can meet Frieda's mother [Baroness Anna von Richthofen] on Lake Maggiore and that he will have the opportunity to see Venice; intends to work during the Summer to 'earn some money'; had feared that Clifford Bax might visit him.

Concludes the letter at the top of the recto by discussing the cost of living in Italy; enquires about her children [Bridget Baynes, Chloë Baynes and Jennifer Nan Baynes]; signed 'D.H.L.'; the annotations '1920' and 'Letter 8' have been added in pencil at the top of the recto (possibly by Rosalind Baynes at a later date).
Termtravel, plans, Frieda Lawrence
travel, plans, Rosalind Baynes
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on both sides of a single folio of plain grey paper; watermarked; the dimensions are 176 x 113 mm; two horizontal folds in the paper.
Publication NoteJames T. Boulton and Andrew Robertson, eds. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984) vol III, p 542

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA169Lawrence; Frieda (1879-1956); née von Richthofen; married Ernest Weekley 1899 D.H. Lawrence 1914 Antonio Ravagli 19501879-1956
NA74689Bax; Clifford (1886-1962); -; writer1886-1962
NA74690Baynes; Bridget (1914-); daughter of Rosalind Baynes1914-
NA74691Baynes; Chloë (1916-); -; daughter of Rosalind Baynes1916-
NA74692Baynes; Jennifer Nan (1918-); daughter of Rosalind Baynes1918-
NA3382Richthofen; Anna von (1851-1930); Baroness; mother of Frieda Lawrence1851-1930
NA42Lawrence; D.H. (1885-1930); David Herbert; writer1885-1930
NA371Baynes; Rosalind (1891-1973); wife of Helton Goodwin Baynes1891-1973
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