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Letter ReferenceHRC/UNCAT/OS-147
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date15 July 1890
Address FromMatjesfontein, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 465
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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 part-letter has been dated by reference to information written onto it by Ellis. Schreiner was resident in Matjesfontein from mid April 1890 to mid March 1891, with occasional short visits elsewhere. The beginning and end of the letter are missing.
1[page/s missing]
3for me to hate any thing now, which isn’t much. How I could have hated,
4 if I didn't love all humanbeings!! It’s wonderful to think of!! I
5think of Unwin, well [rest of page torn away]
7but today I’m better. Oh Harry, how beautiful strength is!
9I’m glad you’ve got a house. Glad Louie has her hands full. You know I
10meant [rest of page torn away]
Draznin's (1992) version of this part-letter is in some respects different from our transcription.