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Letter ReferenceEdward Carpenter 359/101
ArchiveSheffield Archives, Archives & Local Studies, Sheffield
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday 1 June 1914
Address From30 St Mary Abbotts Terrace, Kensington, London
Address To8 St Albans Road, Sutton, London
Who ToEdward Carpenter
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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 of this letter has been derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, while the address it was sent to is on its front.
1 30 St. Mary Abbott’s Terrace
2 Kensington
3 London
4 Sunday
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6 Dear Edward
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8 I wonder when you are coming to London? I have been up to Cambridge
9most of the week where my little niece Ursula who is a student at
10Newnham has had to undergo an operation for appendicitis. She’s
11doing splendidly. I returned last night. That visit to your friend &
12the unreadable concert were one of the brightest things since I came
13to London. I sent your message to Con Lytton. She is lying very ill
14now; no one but her mother allowed to see her, but the last news is
15that she is improving.
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17 I wish you were here & we could go up the River & to Kew or Hampton
18Court. One longs for the spring air & the May at this time of year. My
19brother Will is still up at Cambridge but goes to Nauheim in about a
20week. I shall follow a little later.
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22 It was splendid to see you looking so bright & fit. One for
23vegetarianism!!
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25 I am going out on Thursday to see that Women’s deputation to the
26King. It will not be allowed to reach Buckingham Palace the Mounted
27Police - I hear - are going to ride them down long before they get
28there. In the evening there is to be a meeting of the man and
29woman’s suffrage ^society at which I’m going to say just one
30sentence! Let me know when you are coming.
31 Olive^
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33^Alice Corthorn asks won’t you come to supper at seven o’clock on
34Tuesday. Do. ^
35 OS
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Notation
Schreiner's final insertion is written on the back of the envelope attached to this letter.