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Letter ReferenceHRC/UNCAT/OS-100
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date11 June 1886
Address FromThe Convent, Harrow, London
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 417-8
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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 that sweet long letter, Please write to me soon. I have
2been trying to write even one line & can’t.
4I hope it is nice at Smiths.
6Thank you so much for your letter. Yes, you must marry someday, but
7not for someyears, you have to grow first. If either of us have made a
8little money we may go together in the winter perhaps
A version of this letter is in Draznin (1992).