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Letter ReferenceHRC/UNCAT/OS-70
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date6 September 1885
Address From16 Portsea Place, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 380
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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 at Portsea Place from mid August to late October 1885. The start of the letter appears to be missing.
1[page/s missing]
2
3You must wear this little old handkerchief. I’ve often worn it.
4
5Olive
6
7Last evening I wanted so much to talk to you. I wondered
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9^how you were. Miss Müller has just called to ask me to go up the river
10but I can’t let anything^
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12^take me from my work.^
13
Notation
Draznin's (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription.