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Letter ReferenceHRC/CAT/OS/5a-i
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date27 November 1915
Address FromMaer Lake, Bude, Cornwall
Address ToCarbis Water, Cornwall
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 497-8
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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. Dating this letter has followed an associated envelope and its postmark, which also provides the address it was sent to. The envelope has been marked 'Urgent' by Schreiner.
1Dear Havelock
2
3I am very ill with internal pains have been in bed since Monday. Could
4you send me that old prescription of hydrocianic acid
5Soda
6Bismuth
7& Gentian
8without any opium.
9
10Please send it me as soon as you can if you remember it. I m Make it
11pretty strong of bismuth. I must try to go up to London is I get worse.
12 Alice Corthorn said she would hire me the two upper rooms of her
13house.
14
15Good bye
16Olive
17
18Maer Lake Bude
19
Notation
Draznin's (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription.