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Letter ReferenceHRC/UNCAT/OS-58
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date13 July 1885
Address From9 Blandford Square, Paddington, London
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 369
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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 Blandford Square for the last part of July 1885.
1My Havelock,
2
3Moore has been here today. He says he loves me; I don’t believe it;
4he only wants to make me love him. I feel so miserable.
5
6He is coming again on Wednesday evening. Come tomorrow ^evening^ if you
7can, my darling, comrade. I told him you were my dearest friend, worth
8all the other men in London. Moore does fascinate me & yet I know
9he’s so bad. I’m tired
10
11Your,
12Olive
13
14If you can’t come tomorrow do come on Thursday. On Friday I have to
15go to a “committee” meeting with K Pearson & Parker. Parker called
16this morning. My heart is with you how sweet your letter was this
17evening after Moore had gone.
18
Notation
Draznin's (1992) version of this letter differs in some respects from our transcription.