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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Frederic Chapman MSC 26/14.1/1
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: December 1888 ; Before End: March 1889
Address FromHotel du Parc, Mentone, France
Address To
Who ToFrederic Chapman
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The Project is grateful to the National Library of South Africa (NLSA), Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Special Collections. Schreiner stayed in Mentone from mid December 1888 to mid March 1889.
1 Hotel du Park
2 Mentone
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4 Dear Mr Chapman
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6 My brother has forwarded me the enclosed. Would you not kindly make
7arrangements with him taking ten per cent of what ever he gives for
8the trouble? It would be such a trouble for me to arrange being here.
9I found the other proposed translator was a quite in-competent person,
10& wanted, moreover, to leave parts of the book out. Of course, I would
11oppose any translation that was not literal.
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13 I have made arrangements with a very able translator in Dres-den, &
14the work will be published in Germany in two months time.
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16 I like the look of the cheap edition of S.A.F. & trust it will sell
17well.
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19 I am very well, & am getting ready all kinds of work.
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21 If you should not feel inclined to trouble with the translator would
22you kindly refer him to me.
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24 Yours faithfully
25 Olive Schreiner
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'The enclosed' is no longer attached to this letter.