Document ReferenceLa Z 4/1/8
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Fontana Vecchia, Taormina, Sicilia to Mary Cannan; 15 Mar. 1921
Date15 March 1921
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Mary'; has just accompanied Frieda to Palermo from where she is travelling to see her mother in Baden-Baden; he will stay in [Taormina, Sicily] as 'with one thing and another' he cannot 'manage' his plan [for the farm in Connecticut, U.S.A.]; returns her cheque with thanks and corrects her plural of thousand from 'mille' to 'mila'; a 'Scotch-woman - a Miss [Millicent] Beveridge' is painting his portrait; describes Sicily on his return the previous day as 'lovely' and he is taking Fontana Vecchia for another year; remarks that he 'disbelieves' the Murrys [John Middleton Murry and Katherine Mansfield]; everyone is 'in giro' and mentions that [Jan] Juta met Ottoline and Julian [Morrell] in Rome and [Alan] Insole is 'on his way to Japan'; signed 'D.H.L.'
Termlanguages, Italian
art, portraits, of D.H. Lawrence
art, paintings, Millicent Beveridge
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on both sides of a single folio of unlined paper; watermarked; dimensions are 209 x 132; one horizontal 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, p 681

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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
NA3386Beveridge; Anne Millicent (1871-1955); Scottish painter1871-1955
NA74693Insole; Alan (fl 1920-1921); Welsh painter and writerfl 1920-1921
NA5438Juta; Jan (1897-); South African painter1897-
NA3375Morrell; Ottoline V.A. (1873-1938); Lady; née Cavendish-Bentinck; patroness of artists and writers1873-1938
NA171Murry; John Middleton (1889-1957); editor, author and critic1889-1957
NA384Mansfield; Katherine (1888-1923); pseud. of Kathleen Beauchamp; married George Bowden 1909 John Middleton Murry 1918; writer1888-1923
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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