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Letter ReferenceKarl Pearson 840/4/2/33-35
ArchiveUniversity College London Library, Special Collections, UCL, London
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday 8 March 1886
Address FromSomerset House, Bath Road, Bournemouth, Dorset
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 Somerset House
2 Bath Rd
3 Sunday night
5 Would you care to meet my friend Eleanor Marx Aveling? She is a woman
6of genius though she never has done & probably never will do any thing.
7 Donkin would arrange for you to meet at his house at tea, if you
8cared & I wish I could have introduced you to each other.
10 I have heard much of that man Roberts I met at your rooms I think I
11should like him a great deal. Wouldn’t he be good for the club?
13 Don’t trouble to reply unless you care to meet Eleanor; if you
14don’t I shall unreadable

16 O.S.
18 ^If they don’t get it I’m going to let myself out on this question O.S.^
Schreiner’s final insertion is written on part of an undated letter from Maggie (Margaret) Harkness:

“He says I must have some lady with me; so as there is no chance of your coming I think I must advertise; It is an opportunity I may never get again; or I don’t know where I shall be this winter. I saw Eleanor in the Museum yesterday. She fairly danced with anger. I told her that the translation of the Karma Sutra was locked up in the Library, is refused to women. See if she doesn’t get it!”

The book referred to is: Vatsyayana (1883) The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana Cosmopoli: For the Kama Shastra society of London and Benares.