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Letter ReferenceKarl Pearson 840/4/1/56-58
ArchiveUniversity College London Library, Special Collections, UCL, London
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date20 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. The name of the addressee is indicated by content and archival location. The start of the letter seems to be missing.
1 [page/s missing] I would like to meet Mrs Wilson somewhere at tea; if
2that was what you meant: was it?
4 I am leaving for Dover to rest for three days with Miss Haddon. It is
5always rest for me to be with her: one feels one has got to something
6so really true. I return on Friday. My address will then be 21 Upper
7George St. It is about half a minute’s walk from this.
9 I am reading Aspasia. I like it. It is a book to read slowly & enjoy
10as one does poetry, sucking it in it. May I keep it a little longer?
12 Yours O.S.
14 If Miss Jones is at the ^next^ club meeting, will you talk to her a
15little if you have time? She has great admiration for you mentally
16joined the club just mainly for the sake of knowing you I think. It
17would give her great pleasure. I had no special wish she should join
18the club; I don’t think she likes me much, as a strong anti
19Hintonian but she full of beautiful qualities, & when she talking to
20you you are sometimes started by a glimpse of a really beautiful soul.
21She has very little pleasure in her life.
The book referred to is: Robert Hamerling (1882) Aspasia: A Romance of Art and Love in Ancient Hellas New York: Gottsberger Peck.