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Letter ReferenceLytton 01229/4
ArchiveLytton Family Papers, Knebworth
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday 2 October 1893
Address FromNew College, Eastbourne, East Sussex
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. The letter is written on printed headed notepaper. It has been dated by reference to content and when Schreiner returned to South Africa from her May to September 1893 sojourn in Britain.
1New College,
2Eastbourne.
3Monday
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5Dear Con,
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7Your letter was very sweet. Did you get the two photographs I sent you.
8 Please return them. You can tell your dear mother what I told you,
9but ask her not to mention it even to Lady Loch. I shall tell her
10myself when I get out. I hate so that every thing sacred should be
11written about in the papers. Good bye Con. I shall sleep Sat Friday
12night at Morleys Hotel Trafalgar Sq. to be ready to start by the 11.40
13for South-ampton on Saturday. If I could see your face, if it were
14nothing more, before I sailed I should be glad
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16Olive
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