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Letter ReferenceHRC/UNCAT/OS-23
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateFriday 3 April 1885
Address From4 Robertson Terrace, Hastings, East Sussex
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 332
PermissionsPlease read before using or citing this transcription
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 information written onto it by Ellis. Schreiner was resident at two addresses in Hastings from the end of November 1884 to the end of April 1885.
1Friday
2
3Is my darling’s cold better? I am going to work today I feel always
4I am bothered with legs. My mind is very full I ought to write much.
5
6I must get to work now. I want a bit of our Australian thing.
7
8It is warm & sunny here but I can’t get out. Did you get a post card
9on Monday Morning telling you that Roden Noel came to see me, on Sat.
10
11You know I can’t help wishing that Hinton would go down to Brighton
12& find Mrs W- with some one else. I wish it; then he would learn the
13value of sincerety. We can trust each other so, you & I that’s so
14sweet. What you told me about feeling sad when I said was happy so so
15
16^good of you. You can always say anything to me.^
17
18Olive
19
Notation
The 'Australian thing' is Ellis's projected book, (1922) Kanga Creek Waltham St Lawrence: Golden Cockerell Press. Draznin's (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription.