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Letter ReferenceElisabeth Cobb 840/1/4
ArchiveUniversity College London Library, Special Collections, UCL, London
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date12 February 1885
Address From19 Charlotte Street, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToElisabeth Cobb nee Sharpe
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The Project is grateful to University College London (UCL) and its Library Services for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Special Collections.
1 19 Charlotte St
2 Feb 12 / 85.
4 My dear Mrs Cobb
6 I am going to ask Miss Lord to come on Thursday afternoon. I think you
7said that would suit you better than Wednesday. I thought after you
8had left that perhaps if I had begged I might have been able to get
9you to stay the evening, & then we should have had time for a quiet
10talk. There are so many things I should like us to talk over.
12 I do hope you will be able to come even if Miss Lord can’t. Please
13remind me that there is a question I want to ask you when you come.
14It’s about a little half mental half physical fact with regard to
15which I should like to have other people’s experience. I often think
16that a thing quite as necessary as that ^women &^ men should understand
17& know more of eachother is that women should know really & understand
18more of one another, & each woman not be so much shut up to
19generalising from her own single experience. When you try to argue
20with men about many things they will turn round & say, ‘Ah yes, that
21is all very well, but you are speaking for yourself most women do not
22feel or think so,’ &c. And one doesn’t always know what to reply,
23does one?
25 Good bye,
26 Olive Schreiner
28 If Mr Pearson would care to come with you to meet Miss Lord I should
29be glad to see him.