Document ReferenceLa Z 4/3/20
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Villa Mirenda, Scandicci, (Florence) to 'Pamela ' [Emily King]; 1 Dec. 1926
Date1 December 1926
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Pamela'; is sorry to hear that Joan is starting to be Bronchial again; advises she is taken to a place like Bournemouth and recommends Emily ask Miss Jolyffe (Gertrude Cooper stayed with Miss Jolyffe in Bournemouth) or Gertie [Cooper]'s cousins in Brighton; he will send her £10 for expenses; has heard from Gertie and believes that the fact she has put on flesh shows she will pull through; has written to Dr Lucas for exact information.

'Peg's' [Margaret, Emily's daughter] letter in French was very good and he will reply; has been painting to amuse himself in the bad weather; describes his pictures as 'big - in oil'; has asked for her to be sent a Cynthia Asquith 'Ghost Book'; she [Cynthia Asquith] has asked him to do a murder story, for a murder book she has in mind; asks if there is anything she or Peg want sending for Christmas; signed 'D.H.L.'

Date: the letter has been annotated, in pencil in an unknown hand, '1926' ('1925 or ... or 27' have been crossed out); Boulton, 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence', vol. 5, p. 589 gives the year as 1925.
Termhealth, Joan King
art, paintings, D.H. Lawrence
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on both sides of 2 folios of unlined paper; dimensions are 176 x 111 mm; one horizontal fold in the paper.
Publication NoteJames T. Boulton and Lindeth Vasey, eds. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989) vol V, pp 589-90
Cited in Brian H. Finney, 'A Newly Discovered Text of D.H. Lawrence's 'The Lovely Lady'', 'Yale University Library Gazette', xlix, January 1975, p 246

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA75072King; Joan Frieda (1920-); niece of D.H. Lawrence1920-
NA5203Needham; Margaret Emily (1909-2001); née King; known as 'Peg'; niece of D.H. Lawrence1909-2001
NA5840Asquith; Cynthia M.E. (1887-1960); Lady; writer; daughter of the 11th Earl of Wemyss; m. Herbert Asquith 19101887-1960
NA74593Cooper; Gertrude (1885-1942); known as 'Gertie' or 'Grit'; childhood friend of D.H. Lawrence1885-1942
NA42Lawrence; D.H. (1885-1930); David Herbert; writer1885-1930
NA382King; Emily Una (1882-1962); Mrs; née Lawrence; known as 'Pamela'; married Samuel King 1904; sister of D.H. Lawrence1882-1962
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