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Letter ReferenceEdward Carpenter 359/25
ArchiveSheffield Archives, Archives & Local Studies, Sheffield
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday 16 July 1888
Address FromHarpenden, Hertfordshire
Address To
Who ToEdward Carpenter
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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. .
1 Harpenden
2Sunday afternoon
3 Pouring rain
4 I sit here alone

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6 Dear E.C.
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8 Maggie Harkness was here the other day & she said that Mrs Besant told
9her once that whenever she was tired & weary she read nothing but
10"you", that yours were the only books that helped her. Somehow I like
11so much to think of her finding help from you, she has so much hard
12fighting to do. Is it nice to you too?
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14 I had something else to say but I can’t remember it now. Will you
15please let me know if you are lecturing any-where in London, & when,
16that I may come & see ^hear^ you. I don’t care about your coming to
17see me, dear old brother. I only care about ^seeing^ the one or two
18people who really need me like unreadable some women. The Custom is
19splendid. The little ending goes deep, very deep, eh?
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21 Good-bye
22 Your tired old sister
23 Olive
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Notation
The 'Custom' referred to cannot be traced