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Letter ReferenceHRC/CAT/OS/3a-xix
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSaturday 29 November 1884
Address FromAlexandra House, Denmark Place, Hastings, East Sussex
Address To24 Thornsett Road, South Penge Park, London
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 234
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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. Schreiner was resident at two addresses in Hastings from the end of November 1884 to the end of April 1885.
1Sat. Morn.
212.30
3
4I haven’t got a letter from my boy yet. I will get it this evening.
5
6I wish I had stayed at Marina. I am worse today. But perhaps I will
7get better by & by.
8
9I am writing with your pencil Olive
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11Sometimes the expectoration is streaked with blood, generally it is
12white with black streaks in it. The pain under the shoulder get more &
13more. I can’t sit upright & I can’t lie down. I wonder if it is
14
15^asthma or what.^
16
17^Tell me little things that I may forget.^
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19
Notation
Draznin's (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription.