Document ReferenceLa Z 4/3/28
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Villa Mirenda, Scandicci, Florence to 'Pamela' [Emily King]; 11 Jul. 1927
Date11 July 1927
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Pamela'; is glad she has got a car and a new business; it is just as well if they need not live in Bulwell, 'another hole'; the letter ought to be to 'Peg' [Margaret, Emily's daughter] as he owes her; is in the dumps having a bronchial attack again; the Doctor had said he brought it on by bathing in the sea at Forte; they leave for Worthersee, Austria in a fortnight, knows nothing about the place but it is in Carinthia, somewhere north of Trieste; Frieda's sister Johanna and husband are going there; the doctor says it is just right and that he should stay in the mountains not the sea; hopes the business will be good and that Sam[uel King] will be careful driving the car; signed 'D.H.L.'

An accidental inkblot on f 1 was given a comet's tail and labelled 'eclipse'; this is an allusion to the eclipse of the sun on 30 June 1927.
Termhealth, D.H. Lawrence
travel, to Austria
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on a folded sheet of lined paper, text follows the sequence 1r, 2v, 1v, 2r; dimensions are 210 x 135 mm; one horizontal fold in the paper.
Publication NoteJames T. Boulton, Margaret H. Boulton and Gerald M. Lacy, eds. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991) vol VI, p 97

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA5203Needham; Margaret Emily (1909-2001); née King; known as 'Peg'; niece of D.H. Lawrence1909-2001
NA74672King; Samuel Taylor (1880-1965); married Emily Lawrence 19041880-1965
NA74889Krug; Johanna (1882-1971); known as 'Nusch'; née von Richthofen; married Max von Schreibershofen 1900 and Emil Krug 1923; sister of Frieda Lawrence1882-1971
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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