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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold1/1889/2
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: April 1889 ; Before End: October 1889
Address Fromna
Address To
Who ToMary Brown nee Solomon
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The Project is grateful to Manuscripts and Archives, University of Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Manuscripts and Archives Collections. The year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The letter can be approximately dated as written between April 1889, when Schreiner returned to Britain from Europe, and early October 1889, when she returned to South Africa. She was resident in London over this period in April and in June to September.
1 My darling Friend,
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3 You are so much more beautiful & fine to me now than you’ve ever
4been before. I wonder if you’ve be developing or if I understand you
5deeper. I hope you asked Ed Carpenter to come & visit you at Vincent
6Sq. You don’t know him in an hour. Since I came up to Town I have
7been going through one of those times in which one seems to be living
8through a lifetime in a few days. You know there come such in life.
9Perhaps I will tell you all about it some day, but I can’t now.
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11 Please come & see me again. My hayfever or asthma or what ever it is
12gets so bad as soon I go out that I must stay in all this month, as mu
13but I want so much to see Will. I’ll try & come down tomorrow
14evening but don’t stop in for me.
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16 Good bye
17 Olive
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