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Letter ReferenceLevine Collection/11
ArchiveRonald Levine Collection, Johannesburg
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: June 1888 ; Before End: September 1888
Address FromRoseneath, Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Address ToLondon Institution, Finsbury Circus, City, London
Who ToLibrarian, London Institution
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The Project is grateful to Ronald Levine for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of the Ronald Levine Collection. The name of the addressee is suggested by letter content. Schreiner was resident in Harpenden from June to September 1888, when she left for Alassio, hence its dating.
5Dear Sir
7Would you kindly get for me & sent by post Kegan Pauls Life of Godwin,
8Letters to Imlay, & any other work you may have by K Paul bearing on
9Mary Wollstonecraft’s life. I am greatly in need of these books at
10once, & should feel it a great favour if you would send them me soon.
11Please send them by book or parcel post & I shall at once return some
12of the books I have now. I shall pay the postage when I come in next week.
14Yours faithfully,
15Olive Schreiner
The books referred to are: C. Kegan Paul (1876) William Godwin, His Friends and Contemporaries London: Henry S. King & Co; and Mary Wollstonecraft (1879) Letters to Imlay, With a Prefatory Memoir by C. Kegan Paul London: no publisher given.