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Letter ReferenceElisabeth Cobb 840/1/7
ArchiveUniversity College London Library, Special Collections, UCL, London
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday 14 June 1885
Address From41 Upper Baker Street, Marylebone, London
Address To
Who ToElisabeth Cobb nee Sharpe
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Legend
The Project is grateful to University College London (UCL) and its Library Services for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Special Collections. The date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident in Upper Baker Street in June and early July 1885.
1 Sunday
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3 Dear Mrs Cobb
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5 I return the books. Both interested me much. They are both young, but
6they have that noble power & originality that is in all Karl Pearson
7writes, something that no age or experience can give.
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9 I enclose a vol. of Marsten’s poems for you to look at, but almost
10doubt whether you will care for them. Moore has been to see me & is
11coming again tomorrow. I like him. I don’t know whether you will
12care for the "Mummer’s Wife". It is science, & not poetry, & not
13philosophy. If you care for Darwin’s "Variations of plants & animals
14under domestication" you will probably like it, if not not. I was
15going to spend yesterday with Miss Müller at Pengbourne, a number of
16interesting women were to be there, but I was prevented by visitors.
17
18 I go to Desborough on Sat. & return on Monday. I should so like you to
19meet Mrs Walters. I must manage it when they come to live at Bedford.
20But perhaps you may not think her so wonderful as I have made out,
21just at first.
22
23 I hope you are well & happy.
24
25 Yours affecty
26 Olive Schreiner
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Notation
The Marston poems referred to are: Philip Marston (1883) Wind-Voices London: E. Stock. The other book mentioned is: George Moore (1885) A Mummer’s Wife London: Vizatelly & Co.