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Letter ReferenceHRC/UNCAT/OS-46
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday 11 June 1885
Address From41 Upper Baker Street, Marylebone, London
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 360-1
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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. 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.
1Thursday Night.
2
3I was too tired to stay at the concert. I left after I had been there
4five minutes. I was sorry for poor old Philip. He drove me back here,
5I am going to bed now. I am quite well you know only so tired. R I
6want to say good night to you before I have my bath. Oh thou, so much
7nearer to me than anyone I else.
8
9Olive
10
11I kiss your forehead my comrade.
12
13Roden Noel has written to say he is coming tomorrow afternoon, &
14Philip is coming, & Page. I wish you were here too then. I must get up
15early & work tomorrow You must work hard.
16
17Friday. Come at mid day. I if I could afford it I would go to Brighton
18for the day.
19
20Olive
21
22I have dear my stomach out of order too.
23
Notation
Draznin's (1992) version of this letter differs in some respects from our transcription.