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Letter ReferenceHRC/UNCAT/OS-94
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date10 May 1886
Address FromSt Dominic?s Convent, Mutrix Road, Kilburn, London
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 414
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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 lived at St Dominic?s Convent in Kilburn from early April to mid May 1886.
1Do you know your beautiful face was so sad yesterday. My heart ached &
2ached & ached all evening. & in the night when I woke. At 9 (I may be
3a little later
) on Tuesday at the Grosvenor
4
5Olive
6
Notation
Draznin's (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription.