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Letter ReferenceHRC/CAT/OS/1a-xiv
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday 28 May 1884
Address From32 Fitzroy Street, Camden, London
Address To24 Thornsett Road, South Penge Park, London
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 21; Draznin 1992: 61
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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 in Fitzroy Street in late May and June 1884.
3Come tomorrow afternoon if you can because on Friday I may have other
4visitors & then we can’t talk so well, & I have much I want to say &
5to hear.
7Yes, but you do let Hinton submerge you; & you mustn’t. It’s not
8good for you.
10Good bye.
11Olive Schreiner
13Any time will do.
15I shall be in after four & all the evening. I shall be glad if Miss
calls. I shall not mention her having written that paper. I will
17give it you when you come. O.S
Draznin's (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription. Cronwright-Schreiner's (1924) extract includes material from a different letter and is also incorrect in other ways.