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Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/1: Dear E.C. , I’ve been ill for some time & your book has been more help & comfort to me than ever before. I thou...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/2: Hotel Roth , Clarens , Lake of Geneva , Jan 13th 1887 , Dear Edward Carpenter , I’ve heard that K. Pearson is all right...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/3: Grand Hotel, Alassio, Italy , April 11 / 87, Dear Edward Carpenter , Your card was forwarded me here. Thankyou for your the p...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/4: Alassio, Italy , Tuesday night , My dear old Friend, I don’t know why I suddenly want to write to you unless it is that...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/5: Grand Hotel, Alassio, Italy , Why didn’t you come to Agni while I was still here It’s quite close. I am leaving t...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/6: Clarens , May 19 / 87 , Dear Edward Carpenter , Your letter (but not card) was forwarded to me here today. It has made me hap...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/7: 134 Rue d’Assas, Paris, Tuesday , Shall be here till Monday or Tuesday I think when I go on to England. Shall take room...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/8: London E.C., Wednesday, Doesn’t require an answer., I will send the money to Mill thorp tomorrow. , You don’t kno...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/9: 50 Gore Rd, Dear E.C., I’m somewhat tired this evening. I wish sometimes that we were both Christians that we might pra...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/10: [page/s missing] I would take your face close up to mine & make it warm. , I am well going to make my book splendid if I...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/11: Whitby, Tuesday, When you have read the enclosed, (any time when you’ve nothing else to do) please return it to me &...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/12: 50 Gore Rd, Victoria Park , Saturday, Dear Edward Carpenter , I send your St. Augustine. It has been sweet to me to think you...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/13: Xmas morning, I’ve just got your letter & photo. The sun is shining on the terrace out side my door. It is very col...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/14: Alassio, Tuesday night, 9 o’clock, My dear Chips , Will you please tell me what you think of doing I’ve been thin...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/15: Sante Croci , Alassio, Sunday morning , I’ve come up here. It’s a little ruined chapel on a point sticking out in...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/16: Yes, no love would be worth anything that needed cultivating. The true love is that which you fight against; struggle against...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/17: Hotel Oxford et Cambridge, Rue d’Alger, Paris , No, dear old man, it’s not men that trouble me its middle class w...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/18: Hotel Westminster, Bordighera, Italie , Wednesday night, 11: 30, Do you see where I am? When I got to B Ventimiglia I found t...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/19: Alassio, Lady Manchester & Mrs ?Senston asked me to go out with them & I’ve come back feeling so sad. You know ...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/20: Alassio, This is a word to greet you in London, if indeed you have left the Riviera. I feel as if you had – so I suppos...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/21: Alassio, Monday, I got your letter from Paris. It’s very unkind of you always to remember that I drove in a cab with lu...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/22: Is there no possibility of your coming to see me for a time in the summer or autumn. I should of course tell you if I didn’...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/23: Alassio, Sunday night, Dear Brother, I’ve got your letter. Yes, I know how you feel in England, that weight & press...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/24: My dear old Brother, I’ve not written to you because I’ve had nothing to say. , It joys me to know that things go...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/25: Harpenden , Sunday afternoon, Pouring rain , I sit here alone , Dear E.C., Maggie Harkness was here the other day & she s...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/26: Dear EC. , I shall be going down to Surrey to look for a tiny cottage at Dorking or Woking or some such place. If I am early ...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/27: Thou ?wert right & not right about the article. I should not have mentioned a friend’s name. I’ve tried thre...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/28: The Doctor has ordered me to Mentone. Address Poste Restante there if you need to write. I’ve had low fever: Oh Edward,...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/29: Hotel du Pavillon, Mentone, Dear Edward Carpenter,, Will you please send me back Mrs Bland’s letter. You will forgive m...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/30: Mentone, Sunday, Dear Ed’ard , Yes it’s very beautiful here. I went for a walk this afternoon to that other far p...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/31: Old year’s night , Dear EC, I send you a cutting from Stephen’s article on in an old number of the Nineteenth Ce...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/32: Please return my precious letter to me. I send it you because I want you so much realy to know her. , I was ordered here by D...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/33: Sunday night, My dear Edward, I was glad to get your letter. You must get away to the sunshine if you can. We’ve had ra...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/34: Hotel du Pavillon , Mentone , Thank you, dear old Edward, for your letter. Thank you for telling me you had seen my friend Ka...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/35: Mentone, My dear old Edward , You don’t know how precious your last letter has been to me. You can’t understand. ...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/36: Hotel du Parc , Mentone , Thank you, Edward, I know you write just for my sake. Thank you. , You are entirely wrong about me,...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/37: Dear Edward, If you get to know Mr Pearson well you’ll never say any thing of anything I’ve told you of other peo...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/38: Hotel du Parc, Mentone, Feb 5 / 89 , Thank you, Beautiful Boy, for your letter. Yes it’s all right, quite quite right. ...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/39: My beautiful old Ed’ard , I have been clinging to you these last days as a little child clings to its mother. Some far ...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/40: Dear Edward , Please send this to Bob Muirhead. I didn’t see him to say good bye & so didn’t thank him. I tho...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/41: Ladies Chambers, Chenies Street , Saturday , My dear Edward , If you don’t find the savage book what you like send it b...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/42: Dear Edward , Isn’t the strike splendid? You ought to see the East End now. The strange, earnest look on the people’...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/43: Dear Ed , The sandals are quite perfect. I have already lent one to a woman who wants to have a pair made like them. But no o...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/44: My dear Edward , What I hope you are finding the work begin satisfactorily. I am sailing next Wednesday morning from the Lon...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/45: On Board , Norham Castle, Dartmouth , Friday morning, Goodbye, dear old Brother. You will have to come out after me some day,...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/46: Cape Town , Jan 31 / 90 , My Ed’rd, I send you a note I’ve just got from Ettie. It was a great disappointment to ...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/47: Sunday morning , Beautiful blue sky. Mountains twirling up into it. , Feb 15 / 90 , Dear Edward, I have just come back from t...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/48: Cape Town, Dear Ed,, I expect you are all at Abbottsholm. Just a word because I want to communicate with you but I’m to...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/49: Matjesfontein , A wild place in the Karroo , 200 miles from Cape Town. , Hour; 10 at night. , Sky; dark: mixed stars & da...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/50: Matjesfontein, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa , July 20 / 90, It was such a surprise & pleasure to get your letter last ...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/51: Matjesfontein, Sep 4 / 90, Dear Edward, You seem to have got very far from me some how Bob says he won’t come with me u...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/52: Matjesfontein, April 22 / 91, My dear old Edward , Why comes it in my heart tonight to write to you. I am sitting here in my ...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/53: My dear Edward, I’m some how wanting to hear from you & I don’t! Bob wrote to me the other day, but didn’...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/54: Sunday night, Cape Town , 1892, Dear Edward , It is lateish & I am sitting upstairs in my little room in a boarding house...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/55: Cape Town , May 23 / 92, Dear Ed , It’s nice to think of you being in the world somewhere. It’s nice to think of ...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/56: Mount Vernon , Cape Town , Dear Edward, I’ve written to you, but I can’t find the letter now. , Write to me pleas...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/57: They are bring out a cheap 2/- edition of S.A.F. I’m glad because the only people are I really care to read it are peop...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/58: Matjesfontein , S. Africa, Nov 23 / 92, I’ve been lying in bed all day & reading that book of Francis Adams you sen...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/59: Xmas day, 1892, Dear Ed , I want to write to you this day. It’s so nice here. I’m staying at the old farm where I...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/60: Dear Old Ned, I’m coming home in April next. It will be beautiful to see you all. Old Bob & George & all of you...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/61: Highfield, Ben Rhydding, nr Leeds, Yorkshire , Dear Ed,, I think though you are not there I shall come to Millthorpe on Tuesd...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/62: Highfields , Ben Rhydding, Monday, Dear E. C. , Will be home next Tuesday week (tomorrow week) if I come to see you for a cou...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/63: Note address 39 West Hill, St Leonards on Sea, Tuesday , Dear E.C. , Thought you were going down to the Isle of Wight from th...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/64: Millthorpe, Sunday, Dear EC., This place does suit me better than any place I’ve ever been in in England. I shall stay ...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/65: New College, Eastbourne Limited, Eastbourne, Sep 22 1893 , Dear EC., I got the paper &c. Thanks. My thoughts are often at...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/66: Middelburg , Nov 9 / 93 , My dear old Ed , I want so to write to you tonight though I have not much to say that is interestin...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/67: Railway Hotel, Grahamstown, South Africa, Dec 4 / 93 , Dear old E. C. , I got your note yesterday. It was good to hear all we...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/68: Middelburg , New Years Day, A good new year to you all at Millthorpe. I was so glad to get your note E.C., Tell Harry he must...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/69: Taungs, Bechuanaland, Jan 19 / 93 , Dear Ed, I’m here nearly halfway up to the Zambezi. My sister is going up with her ...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/70: Address C/O S.C. Cronwright, P.O. Halesowen, Cape Colony, South Africa , Dear Ed, , You see you will have a little band of l...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/71: Dear E.C., I was married last Saturday. I am turning into an old farmers wife. I got your sex pamphlet: it’s splendid. ...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/72: Krantz Plaats , May 17 / 94 , Dear E.C., Thanks for letter, would much like to help forward any movement for the dropping of ...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/73: The Homestead, Kimberley, South Africa , Oct 8 / 94 , Dear old E. C. , The marriage pamphlet has come. I think it splendid! Y...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/74: The Homestead, July 27 / 95, Dear Edward , I am sending you Cron’s little paper. It was very amusing when Cron read it....
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/75: The Homestead , Aug 31 / 95, Dear Ed , I sent you by last mail the paper on the Political Situation here. I shall send you a ...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/76: 19 Russell Rd, Kensington, Jan 30th 1897, My dear old Brother , I asked Alice to write the day I came & tell you how much...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/78: The Grand Hotel , Alassio, Riviera, Italy, April 3 / 97 , Dear old Ed, It was a good thing seeing your face in London. We’...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/77: Alassio, Riviera, Italy, May 2nd 1897 , Dear E.C. , Send Bob’s letter here. I wish I could see the dear old fellow. The...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/79: 31 Lower Belgrave St, S.W., Sunday , Dear E.C. , I didn’t get another sight of your face. We are staying on & on in...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/80: The Homestead, Kimberley , Dec 14 / 97, Dear old Ed, I am sending you a paper concerning our last fight with Rhodes & the...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/81: The Homestead, Jan 18 / 98 , Dear EC, , I’m not at all surprised that George & Lucy & the young ones are going...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/82: Box 2, Johannesburg, Trans Vaal, South Africa, Nov 13th 1898 , Dear E.C. , I don’t know what makes me suddenly want to ...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/83: Box 406, Johannesburg, Dear Ed , Things are going on with us from bad to worse. Fancy having absolutely to fight the capitali...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/84: July 26th , Dear Ed, Thanks for 12 copies of Towards Dem Englands Ideal. They will be very useful for me to give out in this ...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/85: Hanover , May 25th 1902 , Dear EC , I wonder how the world goes with you & if you have been up to Glasgow & stayed w...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/86: Hanover, Jan 5 / 03 , Dear old Ed,, A good new year to you all, especially Mat & his wife. Cron is going down to Cape Tow...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/87: Hanover, Feb 27 / 05, Dear Ed , The more I read your book the more I like it; that’s one thing I have to say. Another i...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/88: Cape Town, May 27 / 05, Many thanks for the book about Prisons. If one were young that is a subject one might well devote a l...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/89: Hanover, Aug 10th 1905 , Dear Ed , I got a letter the other day from a Miss Darby; who says she is a friend of yours. So many...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/90: Hanover, CC Cape Colony , South Africa, Oct 26 / 05 , Dear Edward , It was nice to see your handwriting again. The Lawrence s...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/91: Dear old Edward , I like your picture very much. But I like best the little snap Ellis sent me of you standing in a door. I t...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/92: Hanover , Feb 9th 1907 , Dear old Ed’ard , I send you a bit of a letter I’ve just got from a very dear & rema...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/93: Hanover, April 24th 1907 , Dear Edward, , My thought seem always turning to you now-a-days, or rather, you always seem to be...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/94: Matjesfontein, Cape Colony, Feb 19 / 09, Dear Edward , You are an absolutely wicked boy! I did send those two photographs to ...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/95: Oudeberg, nr. Graaff Reinet , Jan 31st 1911 , Dear Ed , I was glad to get your letter. I don’t know why I’ve had ...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/96: De Aar , April 3rd 1911 , My dear E.C. , I am sending you a copy of my Woman & Labour. You will see its only a fragment. ...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/97: De Aar, April 28th 1911, Dear Edward , No I like my long sentences – when they come! There are things you want to prese...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/98: De Aar, June 17th 1912, Dear Edward , Thank you much for your book. I would have written sooner but I’ve been through a...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/99: Alassio , Sunday, Dear EC. , I’m here at my beloved Alassio. I wonder if it wouldn’t do your sisters good to come...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/100: 30 St Mary Abbotts Terrace, Sunday, Dear Ed , I’m leaving on Wednesday night for Nauheim If you could come on Tuesday e...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/101: 30 St. Mary Abbott’s Terrace, Kensington, London, Sunday , Dear Edward , I wonder when you are coming to London? I have...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/102: Dear Edward , Cron send me a letter - he did not ask me to send it on to you, he only said in the P.S. you can send this on t...
Letter Item Edward Carpenter 359/103: As a rule one wants to kill anyone who sends you a friend’s letter to read, but save this till you have time & it w...

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