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Letter ReferenceKarl Pearson 840/4/1/82-84
ArchiveUniversity College London Library, Special Collections, UCL, London
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday 26 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
4 Could you let me have again (it’s only for myself) your reply to Mr
criticism of your paper. I think you ought to read it, or at
6least to say the same things in the club one day.
8 About Miss Hadden I think it would give her so much pleasure if you
9asked her to be a member of the club. If you can’t take more women,
10you know I would be glad to give her my place I think ^& still always
11come to the^ club as a visitor.
13 Please let me know in what part of London South Place is. I have sent
14the paper to someone else. My friend Mrs Philpot & I think several
15others are coming on Sunday. She has read your "Woman’s Question" with
16much sympathy. If you think of it at any time I wish you would send
17her your Socialism Pamphlet. She is just ready to be influenced by it.
18Her address is 13 South Eaton Place SW.
20 I wish she could know you.
22 Mrs Wilson is coming to see me next Tuesday evening. I am looking
23forward to it.
25 I was so glad to see you & Thicknesse the other evening. Knowing you
26has been a help to me in ways you wouldn’t think of.
28 Yesterday I went to see some girls in the Magdalene ward at "Barts". I
29feel more & more I must know more of them.
31 Olive Schreiner
'Mr Parker's criticism' refers to the 'Notes' read by Parker, among others, at the November 1885 meeting of the Men and Women's Club, responding to Pearson's 'The Woman's Question' and Henrietta Muller's 'The Other Side of the Question'. The 'Socialism Pamphlet' is Karl Pearson (1884) 'Socialism in Theory and Practice' London: William Reeves, later published in his (1888) The Ethic of Freethought: A Selection of Essays and Lectures London: T. Fisher Unwin.