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|Archive||Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
|Letter Date||March 1891
|Address From||Matjesfontein, Western Cape
|Address To||Paternoster Square, City, London
|Who To||T. Fisher Unwin
The manuscript of this letter by Olive Schreiner belongs to the Archive referenced above; its ownership of the original should be acknowledged by referencing the letter as indicated: Copyright transcription: © Olive Schreiner Letters Project. This transcription can be freely used as long as copyright is acknowledged and it is referenced using the following citation: ‘Olive Schreiner to T. Fisher Unwin, March 1891, Harry Ransom Research Center, University of Texas at Austin, Olive Schreiner Letters Project transcription’. Please also supply letter line numbers for specific quotations.
The Project is grateful to the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, the University of Texas at Austin, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner postcard, which is part of its Manuscript Collections. The month and year has been derived from the postmark on this postcard and the address it was sent to is on its front.
1: Please write & say that I know nothing whatever of that allegory. It
2: is evidently a forgery; several such have been circulated here lately.
3: Have no idea who the write is. Please send me the review in the
4: unreadable if you should have it! It is so nice to have a publisher in
5: whom I have as much confidence as I have in you.
7: Olive Schreiner
10: ^Will you kindly send Roberts Brothers, at once, a copy of the portrait
11: in the latest Edition of Dreams.^
The 'forgery' Schreiner refers to concerns a parody of her allegorical style. See "God's Light On the Mountain" Pall Mall Gazette
6 February 1891 p.3, with the added comment that "If not by Miss Schreiner, it is certainly a very happy attempt in the same style.".