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Letter ReferenceKarl Pearson 840/4/3/80-81
ArchiveUniversity College London Library, Special Collections, UCL, London
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateTuesday 12 October 1886
Address From9 Blandford Square, Paddington, London
Address To2 Harcourt Buildings, Temple, London
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 derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, while the address it was sent to is on its front. Schreiner was resident in Blandford Square from early October to late December 1886, when she left England for Europe.
1 Tuesday
3 My dear Mr Pearson,
5 I open my letter this morning because there is something I must say to
6you. In the notes I wrote you before I left Harrow was there anything
7that seemed to you untrue to the spirit of friendship? I was very ill
8& cannot now well remember what I said in them. You have done or said
9nothing to lead me to think you were pained. It is only a vague
10feeling on my part; but it is not the less painful for that
12 I have had a morbid shrinking ever since I was a child from letting
13any one know I when I was mentally or physically incapacitated & like
14all kinds of untruth it is very evil. If I did not say anything please
15laugh at me, & if I did forgive me.
17 O.S.
This letter is a continuation of Schreiner's letter to Pearson of 11 October 1886 (840/4/3/76-79).