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Letter ReferenceHRC/CAT/OS/4b-vii
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypePostcard
Letter Date10 November 1890
Address FromMatjesfontein, Western Cape
Address To98 Earlsbrook Road, Earlswood, Redhill, Surrey
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 470
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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 postcard, which is part of its Manuscript Collections. The postmark on this postcard is difficult to read, so dating is tentative; the address and addressee the postcard was sent to are on its front. Schreiner was resident in Matjesfontein from mid April 1890 to mid March 1891, with occasional short visits elsewhere.
1Of late such a longing for Europe. Yet very happy here. Believe ^grand^
2mother came from Yorkshire, all her relations ^rich^ farmers there,
3named Bealby I believe. Have not slightest idea where grandfather
4Lyndall came from Will enquire from my old aunt here, who is over
5ninety, most of my aunts & uncles, live to be very old. My mother has
6dark very large brown eyes & very dark brown hair, the hair almost
7black All the Lyndalls & whoever has a drop of their blood is very
8Jewish in appearance
. My father had dark brown almost auburn wavy hair,
9 but light grey blue
11^eyes. Olive.^
Draznin's (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription.