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Letter ReferenceEdward Carpenter 359/103
ArchiveSheffield Archives, Archives & Local Studies, Sheffield
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Who ToEdward Carpenter
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The Project is grateful to the Sheffield Archives, Sheffield Libraries, Archives and Information Services, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Archive Collections. No further information is available for this letter or note, so it cannot be dated.
1 As a rule one wants to kill anyone who sends you a friend’s letter
2to read, but save this till you have time & it will interest you. The
3writer is the only person I ever knew who entirely on their own
4account that has determined to live a kind of Thorean life, & has
5stuck to it for 20 years. W She is one of my oldest friends. They are
6rich people. The farm they have cost £12,00 alone, yet she she has
7never had a servant in her house. They cook wash &c, &c, &c as you can
8see from the letter. In Africa where no white person does anything
9this is considered quite mad. She has twelve children not one of whom
10have ever had a nurse except her ?son, they unreadable have never lost
11a child, all are living at home except the eldest son Ossy who is at
12the gold fields. Five or six of them are grown up, they are a little
13family socialist
15 ^all living & working together ?as well.^
The 'friend's letter' which Schreiner sent with this letter is no longer attached.