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Letter ReferenceT120 (M722): W.T. Stead Papers/53- page 208
ArchiveNational Archives Depot, Pretoria
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: September 1889 ; Before End: October 1889
Address FromEdinburgh House, Warrior Square, St Leonards, East Sussex
Address To
Who ToWilliam Thomas Stead
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The Project is grateful to the National Archives Repository, Pretoria, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Micofilm Collections. The year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner stayed in Edinburgh House for some weeks in September 1889, then went to London before sailing to South Africa on 11 October; thus the dating of this letter.
1Edinburgh House
2St Leonards
4My dear Mr Stead
6I send you a little allegory which will appear in this ^next^ months
7Fortnightly in a few days.
9I am going away to the Cape in a few days short time; I s-ail on the
1011th of October in the Norham Castle. If will enough I am going up to
11London for a few days next Wednesday I should like to see you once
12more for a few minutes to say good bye if you could make time to come
13& see me: do you think you could. I shall perhaps be at the C X Hotel,
14but I will let you have my address when I come up. I want to know if
15there is any good news about the new paper.
17Tell me what you think of my ^the^ allegory? Address Ladies Chambers
18Chenies St.
20Yours always faithfully
21Olive Schreiner
The allegory referred to was in fact not published in the Fortnightly Review because of its length. See "The sunlight lay across my bed: Part I - Hell" New Review Vol 1, no 11, April 1890, pp.300-309; and "The sunlight lay across my bed: Part II - Heaven", New Review Vol 1, no 12, May 1890, pp.423-431.