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Letter ReferenceHRC/UNCAT/OS-118
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday 23 November 1887
Address FromAlassio, Italy
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 123; Draznin 1992: 437
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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. The year is indicated by the place of this letter in the archival sequence.
1Alassio Wednesday ^night^
2Italy Nove 23rd
3
4My Havelock, I don’t know why my heart turns so to you tonight. I
5love you so. I’m thinking of your old face & its beautiful smile &
6your perfect truth, & all they have meant to me. All the help in my
7hour of need that you have been to me. My sweet Boy.
8
9I am going to bed now, very tired, my true brave old heart.
10
11Olive.
12
Notation
Draznin's (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription. Cronwright-Schreiner's (1924) extract is incorrect in various ways.