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Letter ReferenceHRC/UNCAT/OS-99
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date2 June 1886
Address FromThe Convent, Harrow, London
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 417
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 lived at the Convent in Harrow from late May to late September 1886.
1Thank you for the book. Just finished the preface. Best thing you’ve
2wrote. Hardly any damned fine horse, quite straight forward on the
3whole. One is able to forget the writer & think of the work
5Sweetboy, I’m going to London now to buy somestuff to make a jacket,
6& go it the Grosvenor! How are you? I’ve got Hay fever. I like my
The preface Ellis had written and Schreiner had finished reading cannot be established. The Landor that Schreiner liked is: William Landor (1886) Imaginary Conversations London: William Scott Publishing Co. Draznin's (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription.