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Letter ReferenceEdward Carpenter 359/62
ArchiveSheffield Archives, Archives & Local Studies, Sheffield
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday 15 May 1893
Address FromHigh Field, Ben Rhydding, North Yorkshire
Address To
Who ToEdward Carpenter
Other VersionsRive 1987: 221-2
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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 Highfields
2 Ben Rhydding
3 Monday
5 Dear E. C.
7 Will be home next Tuesday week (tomorrow week) if I come to see you
8for a couple of days on my way down South? Let me know as, if not, I
9shall go straight down ^to St Leonards.^ I should like to see you. When,
10a little later, (I don’t know exactly when) I go with a sweet little
11African friend, Mrs Sauer, to the Black Forest won’t you come &
12visit us there? I want so to see you. Perhaps Mrs Sauer won’t go, &
13then I’m not sure I shall. I’ve got very social & don’t like to
14be alone after my years of solitude in the karroo; I care less than
15ever for a whirl, but I like some sort of folk to say good morning to.
16Please be that sort of folk for a few days to me sometimes.
18 Thine Olive
20 Isabella Ford came to see me the other day. She’s developed &
21expanded splendidly. I hope all will go well with our Bob & that
22she’ll love him.
Rive's (1987) version omits part of this letter.