Document ReferenceLa Z 4/3/29
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Villa Mirenda, Scandicci, Florence to 'Pamela' [Emily King]; Monday n.d. [25 Jul. 1927]
Date25 July 1927
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Pamela'; thought he was better but the haemorrhage came back; it is nothing serious but he has to 'lie up for it'; English friends come over from Florence all the time, the Huxleys [Aldous and Maria] came from Forte and the Wilkinsons, their neighbours, are very good; they will leave for Austria as soon as he has been up for a week; wonders if it is hotter and drier in England; describes their weather as 'fierce' in the midday and afternoon; sends a pound for 'Peg' [Margaret] and Joan [Emily's daughters] for the holiday; wonders how the Bulwell business goes and how Sam[uel King] likes it; there is not much to say when in bed; sends love to them all; signed 'D.H.L.'

Includes a plain envelope (La Z 4/3/29/2), addressed to Mrs S. King, 16 Brooklands Rd, Sneinton Hill, Nottingham, Inghilterra ; bears a blue 1,25 Lire stamp, postmarked [2]7.7.27; the envelope has been numbered '20' in pencil on the verso; the envelopes for La Z 4/3/1-70 (letters from D.H. Lawrence to Emily King) were previously separated from the letters themselves and given an individual pencil number; as far as possible these envelopes have now been matched up with their corresponding letters and sub-numbered according to the letter which they originally contained.

Date: the letter is undated and has been annotated 'July 1927', in pencil in an unknown hand; Boulton, 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence', vol. 6, p. 105 gives the date as 25 July 1927.
Termhealth, D.H. Lawrence
weather, Italy, Scandicci
gifts, money
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on both sides of a single folio of unlined paper; watermarked; dimensions are 268 x 212 mm; one horizontal and one vertical 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, pp 105-6

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA383Huxley; Aldous (1894-1963); novelist and essayist1894-1963
NA75096Huxley; Maria (1898-1955); née Nys; married Aldous Huxley 19191898-1955
NA74793Wilkinson; Arthur Gair (1882-1957); painter and puppeteer1882-1957
NA74672King; Samuel Taylor (1880-1965); married Emily Lawrence 19041880-1965
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
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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