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Letter ReferenceKarl Pearson 840/4/2/88-89
ArchiveUniversity College London Library, Special Collections, UCL, London
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateFriday 18 June 1886
Address FromThe Convent, Harrow, 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 The Convent
2 Friday morning
4 My criticisms of your paper have been nasty & carping, but it has been
5because I feel your work is my own. I don’t try to find every hole &
6flaw, I can in anyone else but in you.
8 If you find it troublesome to come & see me I will come to see you, if
9you will let me.
11 Sometimes we think people must understand us & so we never try to
12explain ourselves to them.
14 Olive Schreiner
16 Don’t tell other people that I ask you to come to me because you
17know they don’t understand, & there are some things I am sensitive
20 OS
The paper Schreiner had criticisms of is probably Pearson's 'A Sketch of the History of Sexual Relations in Germany', read at the Men and Women's Club in June 1886.