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Letter ReferenceKarl Pearson 840/4/1/79-81
ArchiveUniversity College London Library, Special Collections, UCL, London
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday 19 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 has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The name of the addressee is indicated by content and archival location.
1 9 Blandford Sq
2 Thursday night
4 I send you my old copy of Emerson. Don’t read it of course if
5you’re not inclined. It doesn’t teach one any thing; it doesn’t
6give one any new ideas. The day I read the essay on "Selfreliance",
7was ^a^ very great day to me unreadable. I always thought I was alone
8till then. I hope you’ll like him. I should like you to. All my
9other friends I grow older than & past; but he is just as much to me
10today in London as he was when I was a girl in the pine woods. Thank
11you so much for having remembered that I wanted a book about Jerome.
12Are you working at your
14 Yours ever sincerely
15 Olive Schreiner
17 Excuse it’s being such an old copy. I can’t have it bound because
18it wouldn’t be the same.
The essay on 'Selfreliance' is in Ralph Waldo Emerson (1841) Essays Boston: J. Munroe & Co.