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Letter ReferenceHRC/CAT/OS/5b-iii
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date14 January 1916
Address Fromna
Address ToCarbis Water, Cornwall
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 510
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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 the postmark on an associated envelope, which also provides the address it was sent to. The final insertion is on a separate sheet of paper.
1Dear Havelock
2
3The Count has written again telling me not to show you his letter as
4it may pain you & Edith. They don’t unerstand how she is Don’t
5mention to the Count I showed you his letter. Of course you will not
6be pained, you as little desire she should go travelling about as
7anyone. She has asked me to a dinner the Poets dinner as the Lyceum
8Club for Thursday
9
10^night of course I’ve said I couldn’t come. Oh its too pitiful &
11one can do nothing^
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13Olive
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15^I have written to the Count to say you cannot prevent Edith’s^
16
17^coming if she wants to^
18
19^For yourself alone^
20Olive
21
Notation
Draznin's (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription.