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Letter ReferenceHRC/CAT/OS/FRAG/NFPf
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date5 January 1885
Address From4 Robertson Terrace, Hastings, East Sussex
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 283
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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. In the absence of other information, dating this letter has followed Draznin (1992) who has done so by relating its content to other letters in the Olive Schreiner/Havelock Ellis correspondence and its place in the sequence. Schreiner was resident at two addresses in Hastings from the end of November 1884 to the end of April 1885. The beginning of the letter is now missing.
1[page/s missing]
3am so selfish not to want it. Ah, Harry, what is all your future life
4going to be, I wish I could see it! Sweet, & full, & true whatever it
5is I know.
10It is n’t the chloral makes me faint its just the old thing. I’ll
11never take another Turkish Bath
Draznin's (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription.