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Letter ReferenceHRC/UNCAT/OS-78
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday 12 October 1885
Address From16 Portsea Place, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 384-5
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 Portsea Place from mid August to late October 1885.
1Monday Night
3Whenever one is going to have a bad cold one whe has the day before
4that feeling of wild exc strength How are you, ^my boy?^ I have come
5back from the Club Miss Müller’s paper was very bad. Miss Haddon
6sat next to me. I liked her The sentence Miss M- talks against is the
7one only one you took from me, that when a man touches a woman’s
8body he touches her brain” &c!!! She didn’t know she was hitting
9at me.
11Donkin brought me home and has just gone. Miss Haddon is coming to see
12me tomorrow. So are the Haggards. Please f be well & work darling.
13I’ll feel so happy when you are. You know I’ll love you as long as
14I live
Henrietta Muller's paper was on 'The other side of the question' and given to the Men and Women's Club in October 1885. Draznin's (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription.