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Letter ReferenceHRC/UNCAT/OS-131
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday 15 May 1889
Address FromKnap Hill, Surrey
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 163; Draznin 1992: 453
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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.
1Knap Hill
4I don’t know when anyone has seemed to be as vividly present to me
5as you were on Monday night. I kept starting up & hearing your voice,
6& hearing you laugh. I send you a note of my sister Ettie & one from
7Emma return both: they are very precious to me. You & I will have some
8grand walks here
Drazninss (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription. Cronwright-Schreinerss (1924) extract is incorrect in various ways.