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Letter ReferenceHRC/WilsonBarrett/RecipTA/OS-Wilson Barrett/1
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: Sunday June 1888 ; Before End: September 1888
Address FromRoseneath, Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Address To
Who ToWilson Barrett
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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. Schreiner was resident in Harpenden from June to September 1888, when she left for Alassio.
5Dear Mr Wilson Barrett
7I am so sorry I couldn’t come yesterday My health doesn’t allow of
8my making any promise. I hope I shall see you once again before I
9leave England It was a great pleasure to meet you, & one I shall not
12Yours sincerely
13Olive Schreiner
15One of the longings of my life has been to meet Bret Hart. I would
16surely have come if I could.
18^I should be glad to see you in my primitive abode if ever pleasure or
19business brought you to Harpenden.^