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Letter ReferenceLytton 01229/3
ArchiveLytton Family Papers, Knebworth
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: 21 May 1893 ; Before End: 7 October 1893
Address Fromna
Address To
Who ToConstance Lytton
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The Project is grateful to the Knebworth House Archive (www.knebworthhouse.com) for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter to Lady Constance Lytton, which is part of the Knebworth collections. This letter has been dated by reference to content and the period of Schreiner’s sojourn in Britain in 1893, which was between 21 May and 7 October.
1Dear Con
3Thank you for your letter. I shall write tomorrow. I send you my
4friends photo-graphs to see Please return them.
9The face is not so hard as it looks in the picture, because the moment
10he speaks it lights up & becomes gentle