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Letter ReferenceLevine Collection/13
ArchiveRonald Levine Collection, Johannesburg
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: January 1897 ; Before End: February 1897
Address From19 Russell Road, Kensington, London
Address To
Who ToUnknown
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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 addressee of this letter cannot be identified, although it may have been T. Fisher Unwin. Schreiner stayed several times in Russell Road with her friend Alice Corthorn when visiting England. It is unclear when precisely this letter was written but it is likely to have been during January and February 1897 while Schreiner was in London organising the publication of Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland. The letter is written on printed headed notepaper.
119, Russell Road,
2Kensington, W.
4Dear Sir
6I could not allow my story to appear in a serial form. If it should be
7that you do not desire to make an offer for it in Book form, kindly
8return it to me at once.
10Yours faithfully
11Olive Schreiner
The story which Schreiner did not want to be published in serial form is likely to be Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland.