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|Archive||Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
|Letter Date||Tuesday 20 May 1884
|Address From||7 Pelham Street, Kensington, London
|Address To||24 Thornsett Road, South Penge Park, London
|Who To||Havelock Ellis
|Other Versions||Cronwright-Schreiner 1924: 20; Draznin 1992: 56
The manuscript of this letter by Olive Schreiner belongs to the Archive referenced above; its ownership of the original should be acknowledged by referencing the letter as indicated: Copyright transcription: © Olive Schreiner Letters Project. This transcription can be freely used as long as copyright is acknowledged and it is referenced using the following citation: ‘Olive Schreiner to Havelock Ellis, 20 May 1884, Harry Ransom Research Center, University of Texas at Austin, Olive Schreiner Letters Project transcription’. Please also supply letter line numbers for specific quotations.
The Project is grateful to the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, the University of Texas at Austin, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Manuscript Collections. The address this letter was sent to is provided by an associated envelope.
1: 7 Pelham St
3: May 20 / 84
5: My dear Mr. Ellis,
7: I enjoyed going with you to that lecture so much. Thank ^you^ for coming
8: for me. If you are not too busy & do not feel it would be a waste of I
9: time I should be glad if you could sometimes come & see me. It would
10: be a help to me.
12: I got another letter about Hinton this morning, from the same friend.
13: I can’t help feeling that she didn’t understand Hinton, & that the
14: other women of whom she writes did not understand him. I should so
15: like to show you her letters, but I think she might not like it. If
16: ^she^ is right, I shall be sorry.
18: I have made up my mind not to leave Town just yet. I shall remain here
19: till Friday, then my address will be 32 Fitzroy Sq St., Fitzroy Square.
21: Good night.
22: Olive Schreiner
24: That bus took me up to Holloway on Sunday night.
Draznin’s (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription. Cronwright-Schreiner’s (1924) extract is incorrect in various ways.