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|Letter Reference||Edward Carpenter 359/7
|Archive||Sheffield Archives, Archives & Local Studies, Sheffield
|Letter Date||Tuesday 2 June 1887
|Address From||134 Rue d?Assas, 6th Arrondissement, Paris, France
|Who To||Edward Carpenter
|Other Versions||Rive 1987: 128
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, 2 June 1887, 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 has been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
134 Rue d’Assas
Shall be here till Monday or Tuesday I think when I go on to England.
6: Shall take rooms somewhere at East End of London but don’t suppose I
7: shall stay more than a few weeks.
Such a terrible melancholy comes over me when I’ve been a few days
10: in a place that I have to move on. It’s like having brain fever.
Do come & see me when you pass through; I may be going to the Cape in
13: a few weeks & then shan’t see you again. Physically I’m much
Is the book ready yet I’m waiting for it.
Send me a card, to know when you are coming to Paris.
I’m trying to write an allegory today.
Which particular allegory Schreiner was trying to write at this time cannot be established. Rive's (1987) version has been misdated and omits part of this letter.