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Letter ReferenceEdward Carpenter 359/1
ArchiveSheffield Archives, Archives & Local Studies, Sheffield
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date29 September 1886
Address FromThe Convent, Harrow, London
Address To
Who ToEdward Carpenter
Other VersionsRive 1897: 105
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Legend
The Project is grateful to the Sheffield Archives, Sheffield Libraries, Archives and Information Services, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Archive Collections. The date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner lived in the Convent in Harrow from late May to the end of September 1896.
1 Dear E.C.
2
3 I’ve been ill for some time & your book has been more help & comfort
4to me than ever before. I thought you’d like to know. There are
5times when one doesn’t realize what a help one has been to others, &
6feels sad, & then if ever you feel like that I’d like you to know
7what a help you’ve been to me.
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9 I’m moving into town in a few days to see if I can’t get better
10there & I’ll let you have my address when I’m settled so that if
11you come I may perhaps see you.
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13 Olive Schreiner
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Notation
'Your book' refers to: Edward Carpenter (1885) Towards Democracy Manchester: John Heywood. Rive's (1987) version of this letter has been misdated.