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Letter ReferenceEdward Carpenter 359/91
ArchiveSheffield Archives, Archives & Local Studies, Sheffield
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date1906
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
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 year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident in Hanover from September 1900 to October 1907, after 1902 with visits, sometimes fairly lengthy, elsewhere.
1 Dear old Edward
3 I like your picture very much. But I like best the little snap Ellis
4sent me of you standing in a door. I think thats rather wonderful in
5the way of a photograph. You will see the Natal & Johannesburg
6capitalists are trying to raise a mighty native war, & England’s
7hands are again red with the blood of executed men. How Englishmen can
8talk about Russia, & not see that the same cap fits themselves were
9any but Englishmen are concerned puzzles me. Edward you haven’t any
10idea how awful it is to live in a country where the things happen
13^happen in South Africa. ^
15 Good bye. Love to the old friends. Its more than a year since I had
16any news of Bob - I wrote about nine months ago but he hasn’t
17answered. Give me any news you can of him.
19 Olive