|Content Description||Addresses 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.