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Letter ReferenceHRC/UNCAT/OS-36
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday 13 May 1885
Address From19 Charlotte Street, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 355-6
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. Schreiner lived in Charlotte Street for part of May 1885.
1Wednesday
2
3I will go to see ^41^ Baker St this afternoon. I wish I had asked you to
4meet me at Baker St Station. Then after we had been there we might
5have gone to the Academy.
6
7Do you feel strong. No dots? Eleanor came last night. ?If You know I
8never like the way they talk about you & me! I feel something so nasty.
9 I will tell you about the Nora thing when you come My sweet one, go
10on with thy wonderful little Australian story. Keep as close as you
11can to reality in it then you are best. If it were all as good as that
12little bit it would be wonderful.
13
14Olive
15
16^I am just starting off for Baker St Will write this evening.^
17
18^Mrs. Hinton has been she asked me at once “Have you read Miss
19Haddons
Future of Hintonism!”^
20
Notation
Schreiner’s letter is written on the back on a letter to her from W. Mackenzie, as follows:

‘70 Church Road
Canonbury, N. May 2
Dear Miss Schreiner,
I only got your letter this afternoon or I should have waited on you to-day when you are to be at home. But I shall be happy to call to-morrow (Wednesday) evening, say at half-past-six, if that will suit you.
I am
Yours faithfully
W Mackenzie’

Caroline Haddon’s article is: Anon (1884) The Future of Marriage London: Foulger. For the ‘Nora thing’, see Henrik Ibsen (1882) Nora (later A Doll’s House) (trans. Henrietta Frances Lord) London: Giffith, Farran & Co. The ‘Australian thing’ is Ellis’s projected book, (1922) Kanga Creek Waltham St Lawrence: Golden Cockerell Press. Draznin’s (1992) version of Schreiner's letter is in some respects different from our transcription.