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Letter ReferenceEdward Carpenter 359/22
ArchiveSheffield Archives, Archives & Local Studies, Sheffield
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: 1887 ; Before End: 1888
Address FromAlassio, Italy
Address To
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. Schreiner stayed in Alassio from late October 1887 to February 1888 and from early April to May 1888. This letter has been dated accordingly, as content indicates Schreiner was in Italy or perhaps France.
1 Is there no possibility of your coming to see me for a time in the
2summer or autumn. I should of course tell you if I didn’t want you
3when you wrote to say you were coming. You are helpful & pleasant to
4me. ^And I’m unpleasant but not unhealthful for you!!!^ It would be
5something to look forward to. I had it sorely in my heart to ask you
6to meet me at Geneva, & go on to Venice with me. But just now you have
7too many problems to work out & need to be left alone. You wouldn’t
8have come.
10 Good bye, Edward.
11 Send me your socialist group