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Letter ReferenceCobden Papers: T. Fisher Unwin 981/1
ArchiveWest Sussex Records Office, Chichester
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date2 February 1892
Address FromMatjesfontein, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToT. Fisher Unwin
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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, 2 February 1892, West Sussex Records Office, Olive Schreiner Letters Project transcription’. Please also supply letter line numbers for specific quotations.

The Project is grateful to the West Sussex Records Office for allowing us to transcribe this letter from Olive Schreiner, which is part of its archive collections.

1:  Matjesfontein
2:  Feb 2 / 92
4:  My dear Mr Unwin
6:  I believe this is your wedding-day.
8:  I wish you every joy. My congratulations are not a matter of form.
9:  Because though I know little of your wife personally, I know much of
10:  her through others, & feel sure that life is promising you much.
12:  With best wishes for your happiness & mental growth, (which an ideal
13:  marriage always aids), I am yours sincerely
14:  Olive Schreiner
16:  PS.
17:  I see Norman is married too! I shall be the only one of my day - &
18:  generation who remains single! My friend Ellis is married also to a
19:  most ideal woman.


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