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Records of George Allen & Unwin Ltd, Reading University Library

 

 A. CLASSIFYING INFORMATION

Letter date [27 December 1916]

Address from [19 Adam Street, Portman Square, Westminster, London]

Address to []

Who to [Mrs George McCracken (L.A.M. Priestley)]

 

B. EDITED COLLECTION

Editor []

 

C. ARCHIVE COLLECTION REFERENCE

Archive name [Records of George Allen & Unwin Ltd, Reading University Library]

Archive ref 1 [Allen and Unwin Archive, MS 3282, 23/149a]

 

19. Adam St.

Portman Square.

Dec 27.’ 16

 

Dear Mrs McCracken

 

Thank you for your letter. I think the little sketch you sent me very sympathetic. I hope your volume will be most successful when it comes out.

 

With best wishes for the new year for your husband & yourself.

 

Yours sincerely,

Olive Schreiner.

 

[NOTATION: At the top of this typescripted copy of Schreiner’s letter is written ‘Copy of letter from Olive Schreiner to Mrs George McCracken (L.A.M. Priestley).’ It is one of a number of copies of letters which authors sent to McCracken giving her permission to use things written by them in a projected book; see L.A.M. Priestley (1918) The Feminine in Fiction London: Allen and Unwin.]

 

 

A. CLASSIFYING INFORMATION

Letter date [10 January 1919]

Address from [9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London]

Address to []

Who to [Stanley Unwin]

 

B. EDITED COLLECTION

Editor []

  

C. ARCHIVE COLLECTION REFERENCE

Archive name [Records of George Allen & Unwin Ltd, Reading University Library]

Archive ref 1 [Allen and Unwin Archive, MS 3282, 23/149b]

 

Dear Mr Unwin

 

Please find enclosed cheque for 5/5 for the book which I received all right. They have it in the lending department at the Times Book club, but said I could not by a copy as it was out of print. At four other shops they didn’t know of its existence.

 

I don’t belong to the 1918 club now. I proposed to join it thinking it was a social club, where one could dine & meet ones friends but found it was just a sort of place for ^lectures^ meetings: but hope I shall have the pleasure of meeting you somewhere else some day.

 

Yours sincerely

Olive Schreiner