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Letter ReferenceHRC/UNCAT/OS-95
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.
1My own boy, my other self. It wasn’t a tender letter I wrote to you
2this morning. Not like my heart feels to my own boy, my other self. I
3want to help you I want to be near you in heart. My darling.
4
5Good bye, my own boy who has helped by his friendship more than any
6humanbeing has.
7Your
8Olive
9
10I’ve lying down all day, now Miss Ward has telegraphed
11
12^to say she’s coming. I have to get up but I don’t know what I
13shall say I’m so stupid.^
14
15Olive
16
17^My boy my arms are round you. You are more part of me than any
18humanbeing is^
19
20your
21Olive
22
Notation
Draznin's (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription.