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Letter ReferenceHRC/UNCAT/OS-84
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday 14 February 1886
Address From5 Sea View Terrace, West Hill Road, Bournemouth, Dorset
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 401-2
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 a number of addresses in Bournemouth from mid February to mid March 1886.
1Sunday Eve
3I have been reading your religion paper. It has been sweet & restful
4to me, quite a help. Other people wouldn’t understand it thought, it’s
5just note thrown together, the connection not always clear, but it
6seems such an expression of your sweet self to me tonight. All day I
7had^sat^ here shivering in this great room while the rain poured outside.
8 This evening I went out. I got past the houses & walked through the
9mud & sand among the gorse & pines, & there was a strange lurid wet
10sunset I came home cold & weary
12^but now I have read your paper I feel warmer. Your other self.^
15^Please write to me when you feel in the mood Your letters are so much
16to to me.^
An Ellis religion paper cannot be traced although he had earlier published a relevant one on Hinton: Havelock Ellis (1881) 'James Hinton As a Religious Thinker' Modern Review July 1881, 2: 661-87. Draznin's (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription.