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Letter ReferenceHRC/UNCAT/OS-37
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateTuesday 12 May 1885
Address From19 Charlotte Street, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 73; Draznin 1992: 354
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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 information written onto it by Ellis. Schreiner lived in Charlotte Street for a part of May 1885.
1Tuesday
2
3My boy I have come back. I have been searching all the day in Harewood
4Sq Glo. Place 8c. Have found nothing Have written to Donkin, will try
5to see him tomorrow & to look for rooms near Manchester Sq. but I
6think it’s no use. I might go to Brighton on Friday. What kind of
7house is Mrs. Weldons. Would it be expensive, is it quiet & near to
8the sea? I have got ^your letter,^ so sweet, so sweet. I have never
9cared for you so much as I do now. I begin to have the longing you
10used to have that we might be quite alone in some place
11
12^together.^
13
14Thursday You will come here. If I knew at what time Donkin could meet
15^^see^^ me you could meet me at Baker St. Station. I will write as soon as
16I get his letter but
17
18^that will be too late I think. You mustn’t wast your precious time
19looking for rooms for me. Let one of us at least be working.^
20
21^I kiss you. Olive^
22
Notation
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.