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Letter ReferenceHRC/OliveSchreinerUncatLetters/OS-TFisherUnwin/15
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypePostcard
Letter DateMarch 1891
Address FromMatjesfontein, Western Cape
Address ToPaternoster Square, City, London
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 postcard, which is part of its Manuscript Collections. The month and year has been derived from the postmark on this postcard and the address it was sent to is on its front.
1Please write & say that I know nothing whatever of that allegory. It
2is evidently a forgery; several such have been circulated here lately.
3Have no idea who the write is. Please send me the review in the
4unreadable if you should have it! It is so nice to have a publisher in
5whom I have as much confidence as I have in you.
7Olive Schreiner
10^Will you kindly send Roberts Brothers, at once, a copy of the portrait
11in the latest Edition of Dreams.^
The 'forgery' Schreiner refers to concerns a parody of her allegorical style. See "God's Light On the Mountain" Pall Mall Gazette 6 February 1891 p.3, with the added comment that "If not by Miss Schreiner, it is certainly a very happy attempt in the same style.".