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Letter ReferenceHRC/OliveSchreinerUncatLetters/OS-TFisherUnwin/34
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date6 February 1897
Address From19 Russell Road, Kensington, London
Address To
Who ToT. Fisher Unwin
Other Versions
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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 letter, which is part of its Manuscript Collections. This letter is by and from Olive Schreiner, with Cronwright-Schreiner acting as her amanuensis or secretary. The letter is on printed headed notepaper.
119 Russell Road,
2Kensington, W.
36.2.97
48.45 p.m.
5
6Dear Mr Unwin,
7
8Your note of today has just arrived, but no proofs accompany it. No
9doubt I shall get them first thing on Monday morning: they shall be
10revised at once and returned to you the same day, as you wish. I am
11glad to know that this will give you ample time.
12
13Today I heard from America by letter. The book will be published there
14on the day arranged, so that you may be quite sure of the 17th &
15publish on that day.
16
17I enclose the dedication which I think you will find clearly legible.
18
19Please notify on one of the pages of the book (the usual place) that
20it is copyright in America.
21
22Thanks about the photogravure: I hope to get it on Monday.
23
24With kind regards,
25Yours very sincerely,
26S.C. Cronwright Schreiner
27
28^Over^
29
30P.S. Later.
31The proofs have just come: they shall be corrected & posted to-morrow,
32so that you shall get them first thing on Monday morning.
33
Notation
The proofs referred to are those of Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland. A few days earlier, Schreiner received a very complimentary letter from G. Evey who had read the 'little story' as part of wanting to interview her:

Norfolk Hotel Harrington Road
South Kensington SW
2nd February 1897

Dear Mrs Cronwright Schreiner

I am much obliged to you for making me the first reader of your little story, which has given me very high pleasure:- as I have no doubt it will, to many persons when they become acquainted with its singular beauties. I have just got up from listening to its delivery, as completed by a lady who is equally impressed as myself; and equally interested in perusing what you have achieved.

I am only able to say that it has quite surpassed my expectations of what I believed to be the power of a fine poetic African temperament.

It will give me very great pleasure to make the acquaintance of one who has composed a work which has produced so much enjoyment for me, a study of 4 hours, which I shall always remember with thanks. A

I have no doubt we can make arrangements for at least a short interview, between ourselves and both of you, when it suits you ? if you let me know your wishes.

My own child^-hood^- was passed in ^near^ Weston-super-Mare, which I fancy, is one of the places you intend to visit: from what I hear.

Faithfully yours
G Evey