Document ReferenceLa Z 4/3/23
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Villa Mirenda, Scandicci, (Firenze) to 'Pamela' [Emily King]; Sunday n.d. [20 Feb. 1927]
Date20 February 1927
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Pamela'; the tea came yesterday (see Z 4/3/21 and 22), he had to pay 21 Liras duty; asks her to send more, encloses the money with thanks; asks how she likes the photograph of the house, Frieda is 'that speck in one of the windows'; describes the surroundings to the house, the weather and the variety of flowers in the garden; the two 'Miss Beveridges' [Millicent and Mary] and Mabel Harrison are coming to a villa across the 'dip'; Frieda's daughters are not coming until April when Frieda will meet them in Baden; had a cheerful letter from Gertie [Cooper]; signed 'D.H.L.'

Date: the letter has been annotated 'Spring 1927', in pencil in an unknown hand; Boulton, 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence', vol. 5, p. 644 dates the letter as 20 February 1927.
Termfood and drink, tea
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on both sides of a single folio of unlined paper; watermarked with a coat of arms and the incomplete text 'xport Paper'; dimensions are 265 x 179 mm; one vertical and 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, p 644-45

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA75481Harrison; Mabel (fl 1924-1929); artist; friend of Millicent Beveridgefl 1924-1929
NA3386Beveridge; Anne Millicent (1871-1955); Scottish painter1871-1955
NA75482Beveridge; Mary (fl 1926-1928); sister of Millicent Beveridgefl 1926-1928
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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