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Letter ReferenceAutograph Letters Collection: Alys Pearsall Smith ALC/7/3/5
ArchiveNational Women's Library, London
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: Saturday April 1889 ; Before End: May 1889
Address FromKnaphill, Surrey
Address To
Who ToAlys Pearsall Smith m. Russell (1894)
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The Project is grateful to the National Women's Library, London, for allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Autograph Collections. The year has been written on the letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident in Knaphill in April and May 1889.
1 Knaphill
2 Surrey
3 Saturday
5 Dear Miss Smith
7 I've just come back & found your letter. Thank your mother a great
8deal for Miss Willard's note. I've sent it on to my sister who leaves
9England on Tuesday for America. She was so tired after her long voyage
10from Australia & her lecturing there that I've been trying to make her
11rest all I could, & have not taken her up to London She will be back
12again on her way to Africa in about six weeks & then I must give
13myself the delight of making her know your mother.
15 It will be too lovely if you will bring Ray & come to see my common.
16Brookwood is the nearest station & there are plenty of flys there.
18 Please be sure to let me know before hand because if if the weather is
19fine I am out sometimes half the day, & it would be so disappointing
20if I wasn't here to welcome you. How do you get on with your tri=? It
21must be nearly as good exercise for a woman as horse riding. Perhaps
22you will come out here on it one day.
24 Yours always
25 Olive Schreiner
27 ^Did you think of Dr Wilks for your cousin She must get better.^