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Letter ReferenceHRC/CAT/OS/3a-viii
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday 17 November 1884
Address From144 Marina, St Leonards, East Sussex
Address To24 Thornsett Road, South Penge Park, London
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 219
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Legend
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. This letter has been dated by reference to an associated envelope and its postmark, which also provides the address it was sent to.
1144 Marina
2Monday night
3
4Chest bad, been lying down all day. Pain under shoulder gets worse.
5Haven’t written one line for eleven days now.
6
7You must work for your little sister’s part
8
9Olive
10
11My brother Will has been elected to a fellowship at Cambridge.
12
13Olive
14
15Thank you for the plays and MS. Don’t order any more more plays for
16me from the
17
18^Library if you haven’t been yet.^
19
20^I only care for philosophy & social questions & poetry now.^
21
22I want to say good night to you again. I wish you would send me a
23little bit of your hair to keep me company.
24
Notation
The 'MS.' which Ellis sent cannot be established. Draznin's (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription.