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Letter ReferenceHRC/OscarWilde/RecipHanley/OS-OscarWilde/1
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: June 1888 ; Before End: September 1888
Address FromRoseneath, Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Address To
Who ToOscar Wilde
Other Versions
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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. Schreiner was resident in Harpenden from June to September 1888, when she left for Alassio.
1^Roseneath
2Harpenden
3Herts^
4
5Dear Mr Wilde
6
7Please be sure to send me the proofs. I wrote the thing in a letter to
8a friend two years ago; they copied it out & sent me the MS. but
9I’ve never re-read it, but & it may need alterations.
10
11// I’ve been living here in a little cottage quite by myself for
12three months. Am going abroad again in a couple of weeks. I hope the
13world goes well with you in every way
14
15Yours sincerely
16Olive Schreiner
17
Notation
Wilde was editor of The Woman's World between 1887 and 1890 and Schreiner published a number of things in it over this time: "The Lost" The Woman's World 1889, vol 1, pp.145-146; "A Dream of Wild Bees" The Woman's World 1890, vol 2, pp.3-4; and "Life's Gifts" The Woman's World 1890, vol 2, pp.408.