Document ReferenceLa Z 4/3/38/1-2
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Chalet Beau Site, Les Diablerets, (Vaud) to ' Pamela' [Emily King]; 3 Feb. 1928
Date3 February 1928
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Pamela'; was worried to hear about the shop and the £300 deficit is serious; hopes the mystery is cleared up or she will have to join Sam[uel King] in the shop; describes the ups and downs in the weather and he hates snow even when it is good and dry; snow is not his 'line', nor winter sport although he has been tobogganing which is easy; Frieda has tried with skis and spent most of her time 'swimming in the snow trying to get up'; may try skiing if he is feeling better next week.

The Huxleys have a chalet nearby; lists the members of the Huxley party, 'Julian, the professor, brother', Rose, Maria's sister, is Belgian and Juliette [Huxley] is French Swiss; wishes she could have come as 'Peg' [Margaret, Emily's daughter] would have liked it, 'trying her French'; they get bored changing languages, he hates foreign languages; feels much stronger today and hopes he does not 'go back again'; sends love and hopes things 'turn out'; signed 'D.H.L.'

Includes a plain envelope (La Z 4/3/38/2), addressed to Mrs S. King, 16 Brooklands Rd, Sneinton Hill, Nottingham, Angleterre; bears a blue 30 stamp, postmarked Les [...] Vaud 4.II.1928; the envelope has been numbered '10' 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 has been annotated, in pencil in an unknown hand, with 'Feb 1928'; Boulton, 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence', vol. 6, p. 285 gives the date as 3 February 1928.
Termsports, tobogganing
sports, skiing
health, D.H. Lawrence
financial affairs, Emily King
languages, foreign
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on both sides of a single folio of unlined paper; dimensions are 215 x 177; one vertical and 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, pp 285-86

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA5203Needham; Margaret Emily (1909-2001); née King; known as 'Peg'; niece of D.H. Lawrence1909-2001
NA74909Huxley; Julian (1887-1975); Professor; brother of Aldous Huxley1887-1975
NA75483Huxley; Marie Juliette (fl 1928); née Baillot; wife of Julian Huxleyfl 1928
NA75484Nys; Rose (fl 1928); sister of Maria Huxley; married name Nys-de Haullevillefl 1928
NA169Lawrence; Frieda (1879-1956); née von Richthofen; married Ernest Weekley 1899 D.H. Lawrence 1914 Antonio Ravagli 19501879-1956
NA74672King; Samuel Taylor (1880-1965); married Emily Lawrence 19041880-1965
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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