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Letter ReferenceHRC/OliveSchreinerUncatLetters/OS-TFisherUnwin/22
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypePostcard
Letter Date27 September 1893
Address FromNew College, Eastbourne, East Sussex
Address To11 Paternoster Square, City, London
Who ToT. Fisher Unwin
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Legend
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 date has been written on in an unknown hand. Schreiner stayed at New College, Eastbourne, in late September and early October 1893 and left Britain for South Africa on 6 October. The addressee and the address this postcard was sent to are on its front.
1So sorry not able to come on Sunday. Thanks for books & letter. Much
2interested in “Negro Question”. As to the illustration, I think
3those sent very terrible. The only person whose illustration I could
4ever see connected with my work would be Burne-Jones, or my friend
5Watts: whom you are never likely to get!!!!!!
6
7Can you give me any details about the life of Maxwell. I should like
8get a friend of mine to write the notice about it ^him^ in a Cape paper
9as the book is rather valuable.
10
11Yours
12Olive Schreiner
13
Notation
The life of which particular Maxwell Schreiner is referring to is not certain, but a contender is the scientist of that name. The books referred to are: Lewis Campbell (1882) The Life of James Clerk Maxwell London: Macmillan; George Washington Cable (1888) The Negro Question New York: American Missionary Society.