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Letter ReferenceHRC/CAT/OS/4a-xix
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date12 December 1885
Address From9 Blandford Square, Paddington, London
Address To3 Norwood Villas, Earlswood, Surrey
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 393
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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 an associated envelope and its postmark, which also provides the address it was sent to. Schreiner was resident in Blandford Square from the end of November 1885 to mid January 1886, when she left London for the Isle of Wight.
1My darling, Dr Donkin, Proposed to me again tonight. I have not given
2him any certain answer. It is all dark before me.
3
4Olive
5
Notation
On the back of the paper are some words beginning 'of my self', with the six words following this heavily scored through and unreadable. A version of this short letter is in Draznin (1992).