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Letter ReferenceHRC/UNCAT/OS-71
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday 10 September 1885
Address From16 Portsea Place, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 381
PermissionsPlease read before using or citing this transcription
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 at Portsea Place from mid August to late October 1885.
3Eleanor said when you went out she couldn’t believe it was you, you
4looked so well & strong, what was the matter with you she asked that
5your face was so bright. You looked so beautiful: my baby, what had
6happened to you?
8I wanted to talk & get near it, & then Eleanor came. I will go with
9you to Mrs. Hintons.
11Your Olive
13I like the substance of the enclosed ^New-L Paper^ but not the way its put
The start of the 'New Life paper' Schreiner refers to was edited by her and returned to Ellis (see 2 November 1884, HRC/HE/FRAG/NDofW11 and HRC/CAT/OS/FRAG/NFP). Draznin's (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription.