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Letter ReferenceHRC/OliveSchreinerUncatLetters/OS-TFisherUnwin/9
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date23 August 1888
Address FromRoseneath, Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Address To
Who ToT. Fisher Unwin
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The Project is grateful to the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, the University of Texas at Austin, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Manuscript Collections.
1Roseneath
2Harpenden
3Herts
4Aug 23 / 88
5
6Dear Mr Unwin
7
8Thanks, I have got the paper, but not the promised novel. The notice
9is untrue. I did not bring out the novel at my own expense; all
10notices in papers are untrue.
11
12I should not be ?unwilling to sell the copy right of an African Farm
13now. But should want more for it than you would care to give, I fear.
14
15Two editions have been published in the United States & the the
16publishers have written to offer me a share in the profits, which
17seems very generous & I shall have entirely to revise my opinion of
18publishers!!!
19
20Thanks much for the novel before hand. If you
21
22Yours sincerely
23Olive Schreiner
24
Notation
Schreiner's comment about 'not bringing out the novel at my own expense' concerns Chapman's first edition of The Story of An African Farm.