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Letter ReferenceHRC/UNCAT/OS-126
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date25 September 1888
Address FromRoseneath, Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 445-6
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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 was resident in Harpenden from mid June to the end of September 1888.
1Thank you for coming; it did me such good. Please come some day again
2if it doesn’t tire you too much.
3
4I have eaten one of your pears
5
6Please
7I think your father has come by this time. You look very beautiful,
8dear, better than I ever saw you.
9
10Good bye.
11Olive
12
13^Give my love to dear old Louie. I’m glad she’s in the house just now^
14
15^it will be less sad.^
16
Notation
Draznin's (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription.