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Letter ReferenceMary Gladstone (Mrs Drew) Add. 46244, ff.164-165
ArchiveBritish Library, Department of Manuscripts, London
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday May 1888
Address FromAlassio, Italy
Address To
Who ToMary Drew nee Gladstone (m. 1886)
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Legend
The Project is grateful to the British Library for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Special Collections. The date of the letter as 'before May 1888' has been written on in an unknown hand.
1 Alassio
2 Italy
3 Sunday
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5 Dear Mrs Drew
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7 You asked me if I had read Robert Elsmere. I have this moment finished
8reading it. It is real & the writer never fails to be an artist at any
9moment. One is very proud & joyful over such work from a woman. The
10spirit is noble & truth loving. Every word she wrote because she had
11to. Don't trouble to reply to this.
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13 Olive Schreiner
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Notation
The book referred to is: Mrs Humphrey Ward (1888) Robert Elsmere Leipzig: n.p.