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Letter ReferenceHRC/OliveSchreinerUncatLetters/OS-TFisherUnwin/1
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: July 1888 ; Before End: September 1888
Address FromHarpenden, Hertfordshire
Address To
Who ToT. Fisher Unwin
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The Project is grateful to the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, the University of Texas at Austin, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Manuscript Collections. Schreiner was resident in Harpenden between July and September 1888.
3Dear Mr Unwin,
5I want £1,000 for copy right of my book & I’m sure you wouldn’t
6care to give that. I believe that in ten years time the book will be
7selling very much better than now, but I can’t expect my pub you to
8share my view. If I take a royalty I might as well take it from
9Chapman as any one else.
11Thanks for the book. Why did you send it to Woking. I was only there
12for one day, can’t guess how it got sent there. I’m going abroad
13in a couple of weeks, shall not publish anything this Autumn, except
14some short things, may be.
16Yours truly
17Olive Schreiner
The book Schreiner is referring to regarding copyright is The Story of an African Farm, in the context of her dissatisfaction with its original publisher Chapman and the terms he was offering for new editions and printings of it. The book Unwin sent to Woking cannot be established.