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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Edward Carpenter SMD 30/32/t
ArchiveNational English Literary Museum, Grahamstown
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSaturday 13 March 1916
Address FromAlexi, The Park, Hampstead, London
Address ToMillthorpe, Holmesfield, Sheffield
Who ToEdward Carpenter
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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.
1 Alexi
2 31 The Park
3 Hampstead
4 Saturday
5
6 Dear EC
7
8 You will see from the above where I am staying in our dear friends
9house while they are away. Its so beautiful & peaceful here, like
10Heaven! Don't forget I'm here if you come to town. Lloyd came to see
11me the other evening, & he's going to bring his woman friend to see me
12& play Beethoven to me one evening. I never forget how beautifully you
13& Kate Salt played together at Millthorpe. Give my love to Kate, &
14tell her where I am in case she comes to Town & come & see me.
15
16 I've written a little thing on Conscription which is coming out in the
17Labour Leader I think. I see Portugal is joining in, & America will
18join in presently. I'm getting stiffened out with this war. I knew it
19would be Hell when it started. But I really didn't think it was going
20to be like this. The beloved Lilly has let me use her bedroom, & your
21picture hangs at the head of the bed. I'm going to lunch with dear
22Lady Low tomorrow. Don't you think there's a little likeness between
23her & Lilly? They might be sisters. I like them better than any new
24people I've met since I came to England.
25
26 Much love
27from Olive
28
29 Its rather terrible the way they bully these poor conscientious
30objectors. As soon as I'm better I'm going to go & watch the cases. I
31suppose you are busy in your part of the world. Remember you we are
32fighting for Freedom, & small peoples, & against militaryism & this is
33what we ?we got.
34
Notation
The 'little thing' Schreiner had written is 'On "conscientious objectors"' Labour Leader 16 March 1916 (see also Appendix H, (ed) S.C. Cronwright-Schreiner (1924) The Letters of Olive Schreiner London: Fisher Unwin).