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Letter ReferenceKarl Pearson 840/4/1/17-20
ArchiveUniversity College London Library, Special Collections, UCL, London
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateTuesday 15 September 1885
Address From16 Portsea Place, Westminster, 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 of this letter has been written on in an unknown hand.
1 16 Portsea Place
2 Connaught Sq
3 W.
4 Tuesday
5
6 My dear Mr Pearson
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8 Miss Müller (to whom I sent your paper) is very anxious to meet you.
9She has written to ask me to ask you if you will go up the river on
10Sunday. She has a boat, & goes every Sunday. Generally starts about
11half past 11. I am sure you will like her. I shall go too if I am able.
12 There seems to have been some mistake, no one wrote to ask her to
13write a paper for December. I understand at that meeting that you were
14going to, so did not write myself.
15
16 She is very busy working at it ^the paper^ now. Who is to read the
17November Paper? I should think Mr Parker’s Historical Paper would
18come well then. It would be beginning at the beginning. My paper
19isn’t written yet, but it’s going to be soon.
20
21 I shall call it "False Classification". I envy you your long quiet
22rest out of the world.
23
24 Yours very sincerely
25 Olive Schreiner
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27 If you can’t go on Sunday – but I hope you will be able to –
28perhaps you would call on her some day, her address is 33 Brompton Sq
29
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31
Notation
The papers referred to are Karl Pearson's 'The Woman's Question' read at the first meeting of the Men and Women's Club in July 1885, and Henrietta Muller's 'The Other Side of the Question' read at its October 1885 meeting. R.J. Parker's 'Sexual Relations among the Greeks of the Periclean Era' was read at the February 1886 meeting.