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Letter ReferenceHRC/UNCAT/OS-28
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateTuesday 28 April 1885
Address From4 Robertson Terrace, Hastings, East Sussex
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 344-5
PermissionsPlease read before using or citing this transcription
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. This letter has been dated by reference to information written onto it by Ellis.
14 Robertson Ter.
2Tuesday
3
4My Havelock.
5
6I got your chapter. I have kissed it & put it away to read when I am
7better. I have the library books. Please get me the “Beadackers”?
8guide & I will send the stamps. But there’s no hurry about getting
9it when I come to town will do. I have advertised. My face ^neck^ is
10more swollen I have been lying on the bed & crying about nothing at
11all these four day, but to-day, I feel tired & weak & still like a
12Christian. My darling you know you made me very happy & were very
13sweet. It’s all purely physical this, the result of weakness.
14Perhaps when I get up to Hampstead Heath I shall be all right. & work
15again. I talked so much to you last night. I sleep nearly all day &
16all night. I go to sleep each time I put a fresh poultice on.
17
18Olive
19
20^I dreamed my brother was drowned on Saturday night. I can’t go to
21Roden Noels feeling like this.^
22
Notation
'Your chapter' may refer to part of Ellis's projected Kanga Creek book about his experience of living in Australia; see Havelock Ellis (1922) Kanga Creek Waltham St Lawrence: Golden Cockerell Press. Draznin's (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription.