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Letter ReferenceEdward Carpenter 359/57
ArchiveSheffield Archives, Archives & Local Studies, Sheffield
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date1892
Address Fromna
Address ToMillthorpe, Holmesfield, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Who ToEdward Carpenter
Other VersionsRive 1987: 210
PermissionsPlease read before using or citing this transcription
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 year of this letter has been derived from the otherwise illegible postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the address it was sent to.
1 They are bring out a cheap 2/- edition of S.A.F. I’m glad because
2the only people are I really care to read it are people struggling
3with material want & the narrowness & iron pressure of their
4surroundings who won’t be so likely to get a ^more^ expensive book.
5The only thing that ever induced me to write it out was the feeling
6that some soul struggling with its material surrounding as I was might
7read it & feel less alone.
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9 I hope some day when your tired I’ll be able to help you a little as
10the thought of you helps me.
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12 It’s very splendid here: even when it snows the air is clearer than
13in London.
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15 Do you keep well in this terrible weather
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17 Olive Schreiner
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19 I liked your paper in To-day.
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Notation
The start of this letter is missing. Carpenter's paper in an issue To-day in the 1892 issues has not been established because the relevant issues in the British Library are not available for conservation reasons. Rive's (1987) version omits part of the letter and is also in a number of respects incorrect.