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Letter ReferenceEdward Carpenter 359/79
ArchiveSheffield Archives, Archives & Local Studies, Sheffield
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday 25 June 1897
Address From31 Lower Belgrave Street, Chester Square, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToEdward Carpenter
Other VersionsRive 1987: 312
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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 date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
1 31 Lower Belgrave St
2 S.W.
3 Sunday
5 Dear E.C.
7 I didn’t get another sight of your face. We are staying on & on in
8London because the Doctors won’t let me move. I’ve been to two big
9specialists who say my heart has completely broken down, & they’ve
10been keeping me on here. I hope by the end of the week I shall be able
11to get away to Broadstairs or Margate, to rest there for a while till
12they’ll let me go abroad or home to Africa. All my earthly ambitions
13now centre in getting back to my little house at Kimberley. It would
14have been splendid if you had been in town when we were here in our
15own little rooms, because then we could really have seen you. I
16suppose you don’t want a bit of fresh air down Broadstairs Margate
19^Give my love to dear Dalmas if you write to him. And to George & Lucy
20& Max & Mat. Please send the enclosed on to Bob. He didn’t give me
21his address. ^
23 Olive
24 It’s so irritating. I seem to have seen you & not to have seen you.
Rive's (1987) version omits part of this letter and is also in a number of respects incorrect.