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Letter Reference Olive Schreiner MSL/1
ArchiveMark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date6 July 1888
Address FromRoseneath, Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Address To
Who ToDear Sir (a publisher)
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The Project is grateful to Mark Samuels Lasner for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which appears with the permission of the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection on loan to the University of Delaware Library. The recipient of the letter was possibly W.T. Stead or Oscar Wilde, as editors to whom Schreiner sent allegories to consider for publication.
1 Roseneath
2 Harpenden
3 Herts
4 July 6 / 88
5
6 Dear Sir,
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8 I enclose an envelop which I forgot to send when sending the short
9allegory some time ago. Would you kindly return it at once if you do
10not find it suitable, as I wish to send it elsewhere.
11
12Yours faithfully,
13Olive Schreiner
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Notation
The envelope for returning the allegory is no longer attached. The particular allegory Schreiner refers to cannot be established, as she was writing a number at this time.

Letter Reference Olive Schreiner MSL/2
ArchiveMark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSaturday July 1888
Address FromRoseneath, Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Address To
Who ToFrederic Chapman
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The Project is grateful to Mark Samuels Lasner for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which appears with the permission of the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection on loan to the University of Delaware Library. Content indicates a likely date of July 1888 as Schreiner was resident in Harpenden from mid June to the end of September that year.
1 Roseneath
2 Harpenden
3 Herts.
4 Saturday
5
6 Dear Mr Chapman
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8 My profits seem to be getting small & more small & beautifully less.
9However I care mainly for the circulation. Please let me know as soon
10as you have got rid of the remainder.
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12 I am sorry I was not able to see Mr Harris before I left town. An
13African Farm is being translated into German by some one at Berlin.
14This weather is very melancholy to an African.
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16 Yours sincerely
17 Olive Schreiner
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Letter Reference Olive Schreiner MSL/3
ArchiveMark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library
Epistolary TypePostcard
Letter Date15 December 1888
Address FromHotel du Pavillon, Mentone, France
Address ToLondon Institution, Finsbury Circus, London
Who ToLibrarian of the London Institution
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The Project is grateful to Mark Samuels Lasner for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which appears with the permission of the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection on loan to the University of Delaware Library. The date of the postcard is provided by the postmark. The name of the recipient and the address it was sent to is on the front. The book referred to is: Arthur Schopenhauer (1883) The World As Will and Idea London: Trubner & Co.
1 Hotel du Pavillon
2 Mentone
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4 Thank you for the trouble you took about the other book. Would you
5kindly let me know whether you got the two vols. of Kant. Amount bor &
6the two other books safely the week before last, & would you very
7kindly send me an of Schopenhauer’s work that you have except the
8"World as Will & Idea" which I do not want.
9
10 Olive Schreiner
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Letter Reference Olive Schreiner MSL/4
ArchiveMark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date24 March 1894
Address FromKrantz Plaats, Halesowen, Eastern Cape
Address To
Who ToAimye Graham nee Ismens
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The Project is grateful to Mark Samuels Lasner for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which appears with the permission of the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection on loan to the University of Delaware Library. Information about the name of the recipient has been kindly provided by Mark Samuels Lasner.
1 Krantz Plaats
2 P.O Halesowen
3 March 24 / 94
4
5 Dear Mrs Graham
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7 Your letter & your gift were a great surprise & pleasure to me. Did
8Mrs Innes tell you of my weakness for cushions?? It was very good
9indeed of you to think of me. They make my little study sofa very
10comfortable. I'm afraid it will be a long time before I visit Cape
11Town. Likely not till the farmers Congress meets, next year. ^Because^ I
12want to settle down & work. I have been so utterly alone all my life
13that my husbands gentleness & goodness to me seems more surprising
14than they would to another woman, who had lived at home, among her
15friends; & I ought to do a great deal now.
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17 My husband remembers your husband very well, & says he was once of the
18best loved & most popular of all the boys at College, & one of the
19pluckiest – which goes without saying!
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21 Good bye; thank you so much.
22 Olive Schreiner
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