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Letter ReferenceHRC/UNCAT/OS-41
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date31 May 1885
Address From41 Upper Baker Street, Marylebone, London
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 357
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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 was resident in Upper Baker Street for the last part of May and June 1885.
1My Havelock, you are so close to me when you are away from me, It
2seems to me that we are so near in spirit that when we are together
3the flesh comes in between us I am going to work this morning. I am
4with you in our little room
5
6Olive
7
8You know I feel such a bitter ache coming when I think of leaving that
9room. It’s so foolish eh?
10
Notation
Draznin's (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription.