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Letter ReferenceHRC/NFPv
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date18 December 1884
Address FromAlexandra House, Denmark Place, Hastings, East Sussex
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 269
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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. In the absence of other information, dating this letter has followed Draznin (1992), who has done so by relating its content to other letters in the Olive Schreiner/Havelock Ellis correspondence and considering its place in the sequence. Schreiner was resident at two addresses in Hastings from the end of November 1884 to the end of April 1885. The start of the letter and its middle section are now missing.
1[page/s missing]
2
3Good night, my sweet. I kiss your precious face, & I love it all over.
4I can’t help loving you Harry. I can’t always be cold to [bottom half
5of paper torn]
6
7How beautiful you looked that day when you went away so happy at
8Belgrave Rd. I always think about that
9
10Olive
11
Notation
There is a version of this letter in Draznin (1992).