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Letter ReferenceEdward Carpenter 359/7
ArchiveSheffield Archives, Archives & Local Studies, Sheffield
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateTuesday 2 June 1887
Address From134 Rue d?Assas, 6th Arrondissement, Paris, France
Address To
Who ToEdward Carpenter
Other VersionsRive 1987: 128
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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.
1 134 Rue d’Assas
2 Paris
3 Tuesday
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5 Shall be here till Monday or Tuesday I think when I go on to England.
6Shall take rooms somewhere at East End of London but don’t suppose I
7shall stay more than a few weeks.
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9 Such a terrible melancholy comes over me when I’ve been a few days
10in a place that I have to move on. It’s like having brain fever.
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12 Do come & see me when you pass through; I may be going to the Cape in
13a few weeks & then shan’t see you again. Physically I’m much
14better.
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16 Is the book ready yet I’m waiting for it.
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18 Send me a card, to know when you are coming to Paris.
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20 O.S.
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22 I’m trying to write an allegory today.
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Notation
Which particular allegory Schreiner was trying to write at this time cannot be established. Rive's (1987) version has been misdated and omits part of this letter.