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Letter ReferenceMary Gladstone (Mrs Drew) Add. 46244, ff.166-167
ArchiveBritish Library, Department of Manuscripts, London
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday May 1888
Address From6 Great Ormond Street, Bloomsbury, London
Address To
Who ToMary Drew nee Gladstone (m. 1886)
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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 'end of May' has been written on in an unknown hand.
1 6 Gt Ormond St
2 London WC
3 Thursday
5 Dear Mrs Drew
7 I returned to England two weeks ago. I have not quite arranged my
8plans, but do not ^hope^ to be here more than a few weeks before I
9return to the Cape or Riviera.
11 If there were any possibility of it I should like a great deal to see
12you but I never go out, & can hardly hope you will find yourself in
13this unknown part of London.
15 I've not yet read the New Antigone; am going to this week. I am busy
16with Kenricks Ancient Egypt just now, a delightful book to read in
17London because it takes me so entirely out of it.
19 Believe me,
20 Yours faithfully
21 Olive Schreiner
The books referred to are: William Barry (1887) The New Antigone London: Macmillian & Co; John Kendrick (1850) Ancient Egypt Under the Pharaohs London: Fellowes.