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Letter ReferenceEdward Carpenter 359/70
ArchiveSheffield Archives, Archives & Local Studies, Sheffield
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date8 February 1894
Address FromMiddelburg, Halesowen, Eastern Cape
Address To
Who ToEdward Carpenter
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Legend
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. The date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident in Middelburg at various points in November 1893, between December 1893 and February 1894, when she married and removed to Krantz Plaats.
1 Address C/O S.C. Cronwright
2 P.O. Halesowen
3 Cape Colony
4 South Africa
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6 Dear Ed,
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8 You see you will have a little band of lovers to welcome you here,
9even if you don’t find me here when you come.
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11 Write to me & tell me if you got the £5.
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13 Your little sister
14 Olive
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16 I’m getting strong, better than I’ve been for many many years.
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18 P.S. I am going to be married on the 25th of this month, February.
19Address your next Olive Schreiner just as of old I shall not change my
20name.
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Notation
Enclosed with this letter is a letter dated 25 January 1894 from Erilda Cawood of Ganna Hoek to S.C. Cronwright, as follows:

I hoped to return your books before this. And hope you have not missed them, but they are not the sort of books to read hurriedly.

I have never read anything like Carpenter’s and am ordering them ^today.^ When I get them I’ll return your copies but please drop me a line to say whether you can spare them a little longer. I am sorry I did not come across Carpenter’s books years ago. Olive says I must write and tell him the pleasure I have had from them & ask him to come and see us when he pays you a visit but I’m half "bang" who am I to write to such a man in spite of his ideas of equality.

In great haste
I remain
Your sincere friend
Erilda Cawood