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Letter ReferenceHRC/UNCAT/OS-141
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date26 January 1891
Address FromMatjesfontein, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 472-3
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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 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 appear to be missing.
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3Thank you for sending me Edith Lees letter. Did you write to my friend
4Miss Bentington? 19 Lynden Gardens, Bayswater. I know you would like
5her so. Say I have written of her to you, or better still get Louie to,
6 & write her to come & see you. & ?Or offer to go & see her, only you
7won’t be able to have a nice talk. Dear, I cried when I got your last
8letter. You know dear, I am glad you should find other things to love,
9but you are the only thing in the world
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Notation
Drazninss (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription.