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Letter ReferenceHRC/CAT/OS/1a-xiii
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday 26 May 1884
Address From32 Fitzroy Street, Camden, London
Address To24 Thornsett Road, South Penge Park, London
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 20-1; Draznin 1992: 59-60
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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.
132 Fitzroy St
2Monday.
3
4Dear Mr. Ellis,
5
6I enclose my subscription to the Progressive & 2d for a hymn hook.
7Last night after you went I read Miss Jones’s des-cription. I think
8I should like her very much. But Mrs. Hinton ins the woman I love.
9
10Will you some day show me Hinton likeness? You must come to see me
11whenever you care to. If you tell me what time you are coming I will
12stay in.
13
14I wish I was really your sister; it would be very nice.
15
16Don’t think of, & dwell, upon Hinton too much. I think it is not
17well for any of us to allow another another personality to submerge in
18anyway our own. ^Do you?^
19
20I have been walking about in the quiet part of Regent’s-park all the
21morning.
22
23Olive Schreiner
24
25I have just now got the note you sent to 7 Pelham St. There is some
26evil fate ^at^ work with your
27
28^letters.^
29
Notation
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.