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Letter ReferenceKarl Pearson 840/4/2/1-3
ArchiveUniversity College London Library, Special Collections, UCL, London
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date5 January 1886
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. Schreiner was resident in Blandford Square from the end of November to mid January 1886, when she left London for the Isle of Wight.
1 Dear Mr Pearson
3 In the hurry of going down to Brighton & other business I have quite
4forgotten to say that I must be quite wrong in what I said I about
5having told Mrs Cobb about Mrs Haycraft & talked about Miss Jones &c.
6I have had so had so many things to think of lately; that she is much
7more likely to be unreadable right than I am. I hope you will realize
8this. I have always prided myself on my very exact never mistaken
9memory in matters of life, but lately I have often forgotten things. I
10leave for Shanklin on the 14th I could give a cry of joy when I think
11of it, though I must be sitting alone there with the sea fog. I wish
12you were going to rest too. It will be so hard for you to curl up here.
14 Olive Schreiner
16 Please send the enclosed to Miss Clemes. I am always troubling you. I
17always forget addresses &c. Come if you can. I leave London on the
20 Olive Schreiner