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Letter ReferenceHRC/CAT/OS/5a-vii
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSaturday 11 September 1915
Address FromLlandrindod Wells, Wales
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 492
PermissionsPlease read before using or citing this transcription
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. In the absence of other information, dating this letter has followed Draznin (1992), who has done so by reference to a version in the Lafitte Letters typescript in the British Library. Schreiner first stayed in Llandrindod Wells from late July to late October 1915, and then again from mid June to mid September 1916.
3Dear Havelock
5Can you give me any news of the Zeppelin Raid on London? Such
6wonderful stories are going about here, all Broad Street destroyed!
7Many bombs on Hampstead & Golder’s Green! Many people killed. Of
8course no one believes the Government accounts. How much better it
9would be if once they could bring themselves to speaking the truth
10about anything! People’s imaginations run so much further than the
11most terrible facts.
13Good bye. Love to Edith
Draznin's (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription.