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Letter ReferenceHRC/UNCAT/OS-133
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date5 October 1889
Address Fromna
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 454
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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.
1Your woman paper is splendid. Best thing on this subject almost but an
2attempt at fine writing. I shall go to 18 Norfolk St
3Strand
4on Sunday night. Afraid of air at Anerly.
5
6^Can you come on Monday morning. Don’t give anyone but Louie my
7address^
8
Notation
This letter is written on the back of the last page of an undated letter from Alice Corthorn, as follows:

‘off. Thanks for the medicine dear, it is doing me good. Excuse my note – Mrs Thomlinson is talking as I think she alone can talk & I am hurrying to get off.
Yours ever with love
Alice’

The ‘woman paper’ by Ellis could be his review, Havelock Ellis (1887) ‘The Changing Status of Women’ Westminster Review October 1887. Draznin’s (1992) version is in some respects different from our transcription.