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Letter ReferenceKarl Pearson 840/4/3/151
ArchiveUniversity College London Library, Special Collections, UCL, London
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday 12 December 1886
Address From9 Blandford Square, Paddington, London
Address To
Who ToKarl Pearson
Other VersionsRive 1987: 115
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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. The date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident in Blandford Square from early October to late December 1886, when she left England for Europe. The name of the addressee is indicated by content.
1 Sunday night
3 My Man-friend, write to me Find fault with me please if I am doing
4wrong, oh my soul is so little so little. Can’t your larger one for
5a moment put out a hand to me?
6 O.S.
8 My Man-friend, some day when if your spiritual life is burning low &
9dim I will ^put out my hand & help you if you will help me now.^
Rive?s (1987) version of this letter is in a number of respects incorrect.