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Letter ReferenceHRC/UNCAT/OS-125
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypePostcard
Letter Date16 July 1888
Address FromRoseneath, Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Address To98 Earlsbrook Road, Earlswood, Redhill, Surrey
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 444
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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 postcard, which is part of its Manuscript Collections. This postcard has been dated by reference to its postmark; the address and addressee the postcard was sent to are on its front. Schreiner was resident in Harpenden from mid June to the end of September 1888.
1You’ll never be dilittantish because you’re always in earnest
2about everything, How however small it is though you pretend not to be.
3 I’ve not been into town. I don’t think I shall ever go as long as
4I’m here. I always shrink when it comes to the point. Alyce Smith
5has written to me.
Draznin?s (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription.