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Letter ReferenceKarl Pearson 840/4/1/74-76
ArchiveUniversity College London Library, Special Collections, UCL, London
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday 10 November 1885
Address From9 Blandford Square, Paddington, 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 Blandford Square from late October to late November 1885. The name of the addressee is indicated by content and archival location.
1 Sunday night
3 After I got into the cab with Miss Müller she said all the women’s
4papers were first rate &c. I thought it was very generous of her as
5they were against her.
7 Thank you very much for the book. It has not of course the same
8wonderful breadth & charm that Wilhelm Meister has, but it has
9something of the same breadth.
11 Did Wilhelm Meister make the world seem so large & open to you when
12you read it the first time?
14 You know if ever you care to come & see me you must please come, just
15as you would if I were a man.
17 I thought Miss Eastty’s paper & Miss ^M^ Sharp’s first rate. Didn’t
20 Olive Schreiner
22 Weren’t you very much pleased with the meeting? I was.
24 There are some things I rather want to talk over with you some day if
25you have time. Something you said at the club interested me very much,
26I should like to ask you about it.
28 OS
Annie Eastty, Maria Sharpe, R.J. Parker and R.J. Ryle, among others, read 'Notes' on earlier papers by Karl Pearson and Henrietta Muller to the Men and Women's Club meeting in November 1885. The book referred to is: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1874 [1824]) Wilhelm Meister Apprenticeship and Travels London: Chapman and Hall.