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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Edward Carpenter SMD 30/32/ri
ArchiveNational English Literary Museum, Grahamstown
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date4 January 1915
Address FromKensington Palace Mansions, De Vere Gardens, Kensington, London
Address ToMillthorpe, Holmesfield, Sheffield
Who ToEdward Carpenter
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Legend
The Project is grateful to the National English Literary Museum (NELM) for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Manuscript Collections. The date of this letter is provided by the postmark on an attached envelope, with the address it was sent to on its front. The letter is on printed headed notepaper.
1 Kensington Palace Mansions & Hotel,
2 De Vere Gardens, W.
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4 Dear Edward
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6 Lady Low came to see me & I dined with her last night. I find her a
7most charming person with great gifts of mind & large gifts of heart.
8She knew & admired your sister so much. I am sending you a cutting
9from the Cape. The labour men there are standing out better than I had
10hoped. Cron is a member of the Labour Party. I am a member of nothing,
11I keep free. I am writing an article on war (enclosed).
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13 I hope I shall meet Jean Langent the French socialist when th he comes
14over to that International meeting of socialists here this week.
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16 Love to you
17 Olive
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Notation
The 'article on war' which Schreiner enclosed cannot be established, but could have been one of her war-time short articles/open letters or else one of her anti-war allegories.