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Letter ReferenceHRC/CAT/OS/2a-vi
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSaturday 9 August 1884
Address FromBuxton, Derbyshire
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 38-9; Draznin 1992: 125-6
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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 letter has been dated by reference to an associated envelope and its postmark, which also provides the address it was sent to.
1Buxton
2Saturday
3
4So glad my brother has passed. I had set my heart on it.
5
6Odd that you have just the same kind of feeling to Miss Jones that I
7have, & it seems so wrong to me, & I can’t help it.
8
9Bring letters of yours & lots of things about yourself, & I will show
10you many of mine. You had ^better^ come to Matlock, not Wirksworth
11station I think, there are so few trains from Derby to Wirksworth, &
12both ^stations^ are about a mile & a half from Bole Hill. Tell me which
13way you are coming, & by what train on Tuesday. If you can tell me
14exactly ^at what time you will come^ & you come from ^the^ Matlock ^way,^ I
15will meet you at the top of the Cromford Hill, if you are walking. But
16I think you will have to drive as you won't he able to carry your bag
17all that way, the road is so steep. I wish
18
19Your sister
20Olive
21
Notation
Draznin's (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription. Cronwright-Schreiner's (1924) extract is incorrect in various ways.