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Letter ReferenceHRC/OliveSchreinerUncatLetters/OS-PhilipKent/11
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date2 November 1883
Address FromRose Cottage, Bexhill, East Sussex
Address To
Who ToPhilip Kent
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Legend
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.
1Rose Cottage
2Bexhill-on-Sea
3Sussex
4Nov 2 / 83
5
6My dear Mr Kent
7
8Many thanks for the pencil corrections in the MS. They are very good &
9very much needed. So are many others; but I don’t think I shall
10publish the story. It doesn’t please me. It was forced work, &
11forced work can never be good. It haves a value now you have given so
12much time & trouble to it, & I shan’t burn it^, though I don’t
13print it.^ I am going to try & get Blackwood as a publisher for my new
14book. It is not likely he will care to publish it, but he may.
15
16I am, yours with thanks, for valuable time spent on what wasn’t
17worth it.
18Olive Schreiner
19
Notation
The manuscript Schreiner refers to is 'New Rush'. 'My new book' is likely to be From Man to Man, sometimes called 'Saints and Sinners' at this time.