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TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Ludwig-Wilhelmstift, Baden-Baden, Germany to Mary Cannan; 2 May 1921
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Mary'; wonders where she is and whether she received the 'de luxe edition of Women in Love'; he is with Frieda in a country inn 3 miles outside Baden-Baden; describes Baden as 'a lovely little town', the food is good and the travelling 'clean and easy'; Frieda's mother 'is a good bit better, but has sudden relapses' and they must hire a nurse; they may go to Bavaria in July and then to Austria and back to Taormina [Sicily] in August; Frieda's brother-in-law [Edgar Jaffe] has died; is trying to 'go on' with his 'Aaron's Rod' novel but does not know if he is 'going to succeed'; describes Germany as 'rather depressed and empty feeling' and asks whether they will see her this summer; signed 'D.H.L.'
Termhealth, Baroness Anna von Richthofen
travel, plans, D.H. Lawrence
publications, novels, D.H. Lawrence 'Aaron's Rod'
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on both sides of a single folio of unlined paper; dimensions are 289 x 216 mm; one horizontal and one vertical fold in the paper.
Publication NoteJames T. Boulton and Andrew Robertson, eds. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984) vol III, pp 710-11

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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
NA3382Richthofen; Anna von (1851-1930); Baroness; mother of Frieda Lawrence1851-1930
NA75463Jaffe; Edgar (1866-1921); married Else von Richthofen 19021866-1921
NA42Lawrence; D.H. (1885-1930); David Herbert; writer1885-1930
NA400Cannan; Mary (1867-1950); née Ansell; married Gilbert Cannan 1910 former wife of Sir J.M. Barrie1867-1950
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