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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: S.C. Cronwright-Schreiner-Extra 33 a (ii)
ArchiveNational English Literary Museum, Grahamstown
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: December 1888 ; Before End: March 1889
Address FromMentone, France
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other Versions
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Legend
The Project is grateful to the National English Literary Museum (NELM) for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Manuscript Collections.
1I am paying 36/- a week at this place. I am the only person in the
2hotel. I feel so loving to you. I like Mentone, its beautiful.
3
4Harry, I’ve done what I knew I would at last. Mrs Cobb & I are joined;
5& I have told her just the truth. ^But^ I’ve not softened anything over.
6Karl & I will never unreadable ^come near^ each other again, but it
7doesn’t matter if I got her. You haven’t understood all this time what
8I was feeling after. I’ll make her love you & Donkin, & I’ll love
9Thicknesse. I love her so Harry.
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11Your Olive
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Notation
The start of this letter is missing. Schreiner stayed in Mentone from mid December 1888 to late March 1889. The name of the addressee is indicated by content.