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|Letter Reference||Vernon Lee Collection, OS-13.06.13
|Archive||Somerville College, Oxford
|Letter Date||20 June 1913
|Address From||De Aar, Northern Cape
|Address To||Florence, Italy
|Who To||Vernon Lee (Violet Paget)
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 Vernon Lee (Violet Paget), 20 June 1913, Somerville College, Oxford, Olive Schreiner Letters Project transcription’. Please also supply letter line numbers for specific quotations.
The Project is grateful to Somerville College, Oxford for allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter to Vernon Lee, which is part of the Vernon Lee Collection. The place the letter was sent to is indicated by content.
1: De Aar
2: June 20th 1913
4: Dear Vernon Lee
6: I don’t know if you will have forgotten my name. I met you once in
7: Florence many years ago when Mary Robinson was with you.
9: I have been ill with heart disease for many years now, & have heard of
10: a Doctor in Florence, Dr Carloni, who one friend tells me has been
11: wonderfully successful in some cases. I am leaving for Europe at the
12: end of this year to try medical treatment, & would be deeply grateful
13: if you could tell me what Dr Carloni’s reputation is in Florence, &
14: if he is said to be really successful in his treatment of heart cases.
15: I feel I am asking of you a very great favour, but I know no one else
16: in Florence; if too busy, I shall quite understand your not answering me.
18: I have just been reading your fine little letter in “The Nation”
19: about ?Crowsley. One has to live through a long war as I have, & amid
20: its horrors to know how unmixed an evil it is. Its brutalizing after
21: results are worse than the war.
23: Please forgive the liberty I have taken in writing to ask you about Dr
24: Carloni; but it would be a serious matter if I started off from
25: England as soon as I got there, & found when I got to Florence I had
26: made a mistake, so perhaps you will excuse my troubling you.
28: Yours sincerely
29: Olive Schreiner
No 'fine little letter' by Vernon Lee appeared in the Nation
during May or June 1913; however, as Schreiner read a wide range of reviews, journals and newspapers, the title here could perhaps be a mistake.