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Letter ReferenceMaria Sharpe 840/5/12-14
ArchiveUniversity College London Library, Special Collections, UCL, London
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date29 September 1887
Address From50 Gore Street, Kensington, London
Address To
Who ToMaria Sharpe m. Pearson (1890)
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The Project is grateful to University College London (UCL) and its Library Services for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Special Collections. The date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
1 50 Gore Street
2 Victoria Park
4 My dear Miss Sharpe
6 Thank you very much for your kind invitation. I am sorry I can not
7come to hear your paper. But perhaps you will let me read it when you
8have done with it. I would feel it a great favour.
10 I should like very much to see Miss Eckensteins picture. She must have
11been such a jolly little child. Your friendship for eachother is
12always a valuable thing to me. It is only when we have impersonal aims
13that friendship is possible, & one feels so glad when one sees it
14between two women. I hope you & she had a very grand time together in
17 I wish I had known before you were writing on prostitution, because
18there is a book at the London Library, St James Sq, that you might
19have liked to see. It is not to be got at the Museum nor as far as I
20know anywhere else in Europe. It is an American book, a history of
21prostitution. I know of no other book on the subject that throws so
22much light on it. I suppose your paper is now ready, but in case you
23should like to like at it I will set you the writers name on a card
24when I can recall it. I shall like so very much to read your paper.
26 Please remember me to Miss Eckenstine. I never forget the look of
27pleasure on your faces when you met me in the crowd coming out of the
28theatre. I have such a small mind little things make a deep impression
29on it.
31 Good bye
32 Always yours
33 Olive Schreiner