Document ReferenceLa Z 4/3/40/1-2
TitleLetter from D.H. Lawrence, Villa Mirenda, Scandicci, (Florence) to [Emily King]; 13 Apr. 1928
Date13 April 1928
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionAddresses her as 'My dear Sister'; has been waiting to send her cloth; Frieda got her a 'smallish tea-cloth, sort of terra-cotta and six napkins'; 'Barby' [Barbara, Frieda's daughter] will bring it back from Italy and post it to her from London; 'Barby' is in Alassio, Frieda and her sister have gone to visit her; Else [Jaffe] has been staying on her way back from Capri and will go from Alassio to Heidelberg; he will begin packing up on Monday as they are to leave [Villa Mirenda] for Switzerland; will stay in Switzerland until July, then England and perhaps Taos [New Mexico] in the autumn; has been taking Ada's medicine but it does not have much effect, his chief trouble is 'bronchial' and he does not believe the medicine is for bronchials.

Has had a postcard from 'Peg' [Margaret, Emily's daughter] at Versailles [Paris] and she seems to be having a good time; knows that the shop is wretched but [Emily] should have got a decent business when Sam[uel King] was leaving Carlton; she must watch carefully for an opportunity of getting out of Bulwell; asks why she took another shop which depended on coal; Miss [Millicent] Beveridge and her sister [Mary] are arriving in Florence today, he will send her something with them when they return to England; signed 'D.H.L.'

Includes a plain envelope (La Z 4/3/40/2), addressed to Mrs S. King, 16 Brooklands Rd, Sneinton Hill, Nottingham, Inghilterra ; bears a blue 1,25 Lire stamp, postmarked Fi[renze], Ferrovia 13.iv.28; the envelope has been numbered '7' 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.
Termtravel, plans, D.H. Lawrence
health, D.H. Lawrence
business and commerce, Emily King
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham.
Physical DescriptionWritten in dark ink on both sides of a single folio of unlined paper; watermarked 'P.M. Potenza Mill'; dimensions are 289 x 220; one vertical and 3 horizontal folds 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 366-67

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA3377Barr; Barbara (1904-1998); née Weekley; daughter of Frieda and Ernest Weekley1904-1998
NA169Lawrence; Frieda (1879-1956); née von Richthofen; married Ernest Weekley 1899 D.H. Lawrence 1914 Antonio Ravagli 19501879-1956
NA396Jaffe; Else (1874-1973); Mrs; née von Richthofen1874-1973
NA5203Needham; Margaret Emily (1909-2001); née King; known as 'Peg'; niece of D.H. Lawrence1909-2001
NA3386Beveridge; Anne Millicent (1871-1955); Scottish painter1871-1955
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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