Before Lady Chatterly's Lover was published in 1928, D.H. Lawrence wrote in a letter from Sicily, on October 9, 1921, "My plan is, ultimately, to get a little farm somewhere by myself, in Mexico, New Mexico, Rocky Mountains, or British Columbia." The comment was made in a letter to Earl Brewster, reproduced in The Letters of D.H. Lawrence, IV (Cambridge University Press, 1987), edited by W. Roberts, J.T. Boulton and E. Mansfield.

In Lady Chatterley's Lover, the gamekeeper Mellors shares the contents of a letter sent to him by a friend in British Columbia with his love, Connie, including some photos, and they consider the possibilities of escaping from the repressive class system and the stifling conventionality of English life in favour of B.C.

[BCBW 2005] "Famous Visitor"