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Letter ReferenceEdward Carpenter 359/75
ArchiveSheffield Archives, Archives & Local Studies, Sheffield
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date31 August 1895
Address FromThe Homestead, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToEdward Carpenter
Other VersionsRive 1987: 258
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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. The end of this letter may be missing.
1 The Homestead
2 Aug 31 / 95
4 Dear Ed
6 I sent you by last mail the paper on the Political Situation here. I
7shall send you a few copies in pamphlet form soon. Do you think you
8could get them noticed any where
10 It’s really too bad that you English should send out your bloated
11millionaires to eat us up! And the English people backing them &
12calling it "extending the Empire"!
14^Do you know there’s hope of my getting a first class post for Bob
15out here? I think I shall get a nice situation for Mrs Walters eldest
16son too. ^
18 Edmund Garrett wrote a splendid leader on the woman’s question in
19the paper ^^last week^^, of which he is the editor out here. Will you if
20not too much trouble, send the papers I sent you on to Isabelle Ford,
21I can’t get any more copies.
The paper Schreiner refers to is her The Political Situation, which Cronwright-Schreiner read out as a public address in Kimberley Town Hall in August 1895. Edmund Garrett's 'splendid leader on the woman?s question' has not been established. Rive's (1987) version omits part of this letter and is also in a number of respects incorrect.