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Letter ReferenceHRC/OliveSchreinerLetters/OS-FrankHarris/1
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date23 August 1888
Address FromRoseneath, Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Address To
Who ToFrank Harris
Other VersionsRive 1987: 141
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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.
4Aug 23 / 88
6Dear Mr Harris
8Would you kindly let me know where the Russian paper will appear as
9soon as you are certain as I want to tell the author.
11I don’t want the series of articles on Sex Growth, I wrote to you
12about to appear till I have published my two novels as they treat the
13same subject from the artistic side. I will be a series of at least
14six articles, which I intend afterwards in book form. I shall be most
15glad to avail my self of your Review.
17Yours sin-cerely,
18Olive Schreiner
The 'Russian paper' and its unnamed author cannot be established. Schreiner's projected articles on 'sex growth' morphed into other writing; the 'book form' eventually became the manuscript burned when Schreiner's house in Johannesburg was bombed during the South African War, with parts of this published as her two linked essays on 'Woman', which in turn eventuated in Woman and Labour. The two novels Schreiner refers to are 'New Rush' and From Man to Man. Rive's (1987) version omits part of this letter and is in a number of respects incorrect.