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Letter ReferenceHRC/UNCAT/OS-29
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSaturday 25 April 1885
Address From4 Robertson Terrace, Hastings, East Sussex
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 341
PermissionsPlease read before using or citing this transcription
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.
1Sat Evening
3It was a very sweet letter I got evening & I liked it so much. You
4oughtn’t to have been sad there at Croyden. You were so sweet &
5loving to me. & loosened my boots for me & made such little things so
6beautiful by being so loving about them. I hope you were happy after
7you got into bed. I’m glad Louie was all right. It made me so sorry
8after you’d gone that I hadn’t sent the girl for a cab. It is half
9past six now.
13All night & all day I send the answer from that place.
Draznin's (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription.