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Letter ReferenceKarl Pearson 840/4/3/72
ArchiveUniversity College London Library, Special Collections, UCL, London
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: 1 October 1886 ; Before End: 7 October 1886
Address From35 Acacia Road, 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 month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner lived briefly in Acacia Road from the end of September to early October 1886.
1 London
2 35 Acacia Rd
4 My dear Mr Pearson
6 After Monday morning my address will be 9 Blandford Sq again.
8 Have you worked out much in your long time of quiet? I have done
9nothing in the last 9 weeks, I have been in vigorous health but
10mentally unfit. Do you know how you hate yourself when such times of
11blank & weakness come? If one could lay it on the body one wouldn’t
12mind. I find some relief in thinking of your work. Every one is not
13wasting their lives. I hope you have come back very fit for three
14months lectures.
16 O.S.