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Letter ReferenceHRC/CAT/OS/1a-x
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateTuesday 20 May 1884
Address From7 Pelham Street, Kensington, London
Address To24 Thornsett Road, South Penge Park, London
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 20; Draznin 1992: 56
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Legend
The Project is grateful to the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, the University of Texas at Austin, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Manuscript Collections. The address this letter was sent to is provided by an associated envelope.
17 Pelham St
2Tuesday
3May 20 / 84
4
5My dear Mr. Ellis,
6
7I enjoyed going with you to that lecture so much. Thank ^you^ for coming
8for me. If you are not too busy & do not feel it would be a waste of I
9time I should be glad if you could sometimes come & see me. It would
10be a help to me.
11
12I got another letter about Hinton this morning, from the same friend.
13I can’t help feeling that she didn’t understand Hinton, & that the
14other women of whom she writes did not understand him. I should so
15like to show you her letters, but I think she might not like it. If
16^she^ is right, I shall be sorry.
17
18I have made up my mind not to leave Town just yet. I shall remain here
19till Friday, then my address will be 32 Fitzroy Sq St., Fitzroy Square.
20
21Good night.
22Olive Schreiner
23
24That bus took me up to Holloway on Sunday night.
25
Notation
Draznin’s (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription. Cronwright-Schreiner’s (1924) extract is incorrect in various ways.