"Wonderful Dot Schreiner, tall thin woman who caused me no end of trouble" Read the full letter
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Letter ReferenceHRC/UNCAT/OS-105
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday 19 July 1886
Address FromThe Convent, Harrow, London
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 419-20
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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 lived at the Convent in Harrow from late May to late September 1886. The letter is written on black bordered mourning paper.
1My Havelock
3I can’t get you out of my thoughts ^even for a little today.^ Oh true
4heart, oh sweet heart, oh beautiful ideal nature! One day the ^next^
5week will you come & see me, or shall I come into town & we have a
6whole day together. Go to National Gal. in morning. then have lunch
7– go to see Eleanor, then go together to Mrs Hintons & hear Daisy
8play, or any other plan you like.
12I’m working tremendously well. The old dog isn’t dead yet. I ma
Draznin's (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription.