Document ReferenceLa Z 4/1/5
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Fontana Vecchia, Taormina, Sicilia to Mary Cannan; Sunday 12 Dec. 1920.
Date12 December 1920
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Mary'; things have brightened up and it is 'quite warm'; they have 'suddenly dashed into society - or been popped in by [Robert] Kitson'; discusses their social activities and some of the people they have met including Rosalie Bull 'a theosophist', Baron Stempl and Mrs Leader Williams 'from your palace - where they sell things at home'; gives news of [Alan] Insole and Kitson; talks about their 'good oven' and lists some of the things he has cooked; Taormina is amusing and he is 'cogitating' on whether to keep the house for another year or go 'to the wilds of Sardinia'; their salotta is 'very cosy' and he supposes she will 'be trotting back'; hopes she received the 'Christmas hanky'; signed 'D.H.L.'
Termsocial visits, D.H. Lawrence
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on both sides of a folio of unlined paper; dimensions are 267 x 212 mm; one horizontal and one vertical fold in the paper; perforations along the top edge of the paper.
Publication NoteJames T. Boulton and Andrew Robertson, eds. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984) vol III, pp 636-37
Harry T. Moore, ed. 'The Collected Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (London: Heinemann, 1962) pp 637-38

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA75455Kitson; Robert Hawthorn (1873-1947); amateur watercolourist and expert photographer1873-1947
NA74693Insole; Alan (fl 1920-1921); Welsh painter and writerfl 1920-1921
NA75456Stempel; Baron (c.1872-c.1965); eccentric; of Taormina Sicilyc.1872-c.1965
NA75457Bull; Rosalie (-c.1922); -; theosophist-c.1922
NA75458Williams; Lilian Leader (fl 1920); antique dealerfl 1920
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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