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Letter ReferenceKarl Pearson 840/4/1/35-36
ArchiveUniversity College London Library, Special Collections, UCL, London
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateFriday 2 October 1885
Address From16 Portsea Place, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToKarl Pearson
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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 of this letter has been written on in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident in Portsea Place from early August to late October 1885.
1 Friday
3 My dear Mr Pearson
5 The two last leave 3 & 4 f express most exactly my own feelings. I
6also sympathize most strongly with what you say as to f child-getting
7as the end of sexual relationship. What you say about attraction I do
8not at all agree with. Please when next you come remind me of it, I
9want to give you my theory & see what you think of it. Dr Donkin came
10this morning but brought another man with him so I couldn’t talk
11about the club. I am now expecting Miss Müller. I had a letter from
12her this morning saying her paper was quite ready. It is a great
13pleasure to me to talk to you, & I shall be glad to see you any
14evening if you will drop me a card in the morning.
16 O.S.
18 I carried on our conversation for hours after you went, mentally.
The things Schreiner agrees and disagrees with refers to Pearson's 'The Woman's Question', read at the first meeting of the Men and Women's Club in July 1885. Henrietta Muller's response, 'The Other Side of the Question', was read at the October 1885 meeting.