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|Letter Reference||Edward Carpenter 359/101
|Archive||Sheffield Archives, Archives & Local Studies, Sheffield
|Letter Date||Sunday 1 June 1914
|Address From||30 St Mary Abbotts Terrace, Kensington, London
|Address To||8 St Albans Road, Sutton, London
|Who To||Edward Carpenter
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 Edward Carpenter, 1 June 1914, Sheffield Libraries, Archives & Information, Olive Schreiner Letters Project transcription’. Please also supply letter line numbers for specific quotations.
The Project is grateful to the Sheffield Archives, Sheffield Libraries, Archives and Information Services, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Archive Collections. The date of this letter has been derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, while the address it was sent to is on its front.
30 St. Mary Abbott’s Terrace
I wonder when you are coming to London? I have been up to Cambridge
9: most of the week where my little niece Ursula who is a student at
10: Newnham has had to undergo an operation for appendicitis. She’s
11: doing splendidly. I returned last night. That visit to your friend &
12: the unreadable concert were one of the brightest things since I came
13: to London. I sent your message to Con Lytton. She is lying very ill
14: now; no one but her mother allowed to see her, but the last news is
15: that she is improving.
I wish you were here & we could go up the River & to Kew or Hampton
18: Court. One longs for the spring air & the May at this time of year. My
19: brother Will is still up at Cambridge but goes to Nauheim in about a
20: week. I shall follow a little later.
It was splendid to see you looking so bright & fit. One for
I am going out on Thursday to see that Women’s deputation to the
26: King. It will not be allowed to reach Buckingham Palace the Mounted
27: Police - I hear - are going to ride them down long before they get
28: there. In the evening there is to be a meeting of the man and
29: woman’s suffrage ^society at which I’m going to say just one
30: sentence! Let me know when you are coming.
33: ^Alice Corthorn asks won’t you come to supper at seven o’clock on
34: Tuesday. Do.
Schreiner's final insertion is written on the back of the envelope attached to this letter.