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Letter ReferenceHRC/CAT/OS/4a-xii
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date16 October 1886
Address From9 Blandford Square, Paddington, London
Address To98 Earlsbrook Road, Earlswood, Redhill, Surrey
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 422-3
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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 an associated envelope and its postmark, which also provides the address it was sent to. Schreiner was resident in Blandford Square from mid October to mid December 1886.
1Couldn’t come to my boy.
2
3Terrible day at the Old Baley.
4
5Come tomorrow if you can You know my brain has given way It is’t Mrs.
6 Weldon
or Karl, it’s just the slow sure change that’s being going
7on snce that night at Eastbourn
8
9It’s so dreadful to be so young & watch your own brain dying I was
10quite mad last night
11
12Olive
13
14
Notation
Draznin's (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription.