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Letter ReferenceHRC/UNCAT/OS-109
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date23 September 1886
Address FromThe Convent, Harrow, London
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 104; Draznin 1992: 421-2
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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 was resident at the Convent in Harrow from mid May to the end of September 1886.
1Henry, I am going in tomorrow to look for rooms come what will.
3My Henry, what ever come you’ll always know however long you & I
4live that you love has been something very precious & holy to me, a
5great & beautiful thing given me.
7If I don’t get better on London I must ask my brother fro for money
8& go out to the Cape I can’t let all my life slip from me without
9work like this, & I have so much, so much to do.
Draznin's (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription. An extract appears in Cronwright-Schreiner (1924).