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Letter ReferenceHRC/UNCAT/OS-44
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday 7 June 1885
Address From41 Upper Baker Street, Marylebone, London
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 359
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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. This letter has been dated by reference to information written onto it by Ellis. Schreiner was resident in Upper Baker Street for the last part of May and June 1885.
1Sunday Night
3I suddenly felt so near you this evening. I hadn’t been thinking of
4you at all all day because I was so busy writing. It was a kind of
5sudden rush of my heart to you.
7I am going to the Richter concert tomorrow, because my brain needs
8rest. I am very well. You say you don’t like to go to concerts &
9such places with me. I can understand the feeling only I like to go
10with you. We must have one whole day in the country soon.
12Your hearts’ comrade
15Roden Noel has gone to visit his sister. Why does Miss Haddon always
16depress me? & all the Hintonites.
18^Give my love to Louie^
Draznin's (1992) version of this letter differs in some respects from our transcription.