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Letter ReferenceHRC/UNCAT/OS-79
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday 16 November 1885
Address From16 Portsea Place, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 387
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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.
1Monday.
2
3So tired Harry. I can’t write, I can’t work. I will write tomorrow.
4 I found one of your little pencils by chance. It went right to my
5heart; it seems so part of you.
6
7I am tired.
8Good night.
9Olive
10
11It was such a nice letter I got from you today telling about what you
12are doing.
13
14^Do you know that your letter came quite open.^
15
Notation
Draznin's (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription.