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Letter ReferenceHRC/CAT/OS/5a-iii
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday 1 November 1915
Address From2 Campden Hill Square, Kensington, London
Address To14 Dover Mansions, Canterbury Road, Brixton, London
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 495-6
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. Dating this letter has followed an associated envelope and its postmark, which also provides the address it was sent to. The letter is written on printed headed notepaper.
12, Campden Hill Square,
5Dear Havelock
7I’m so sorry you are not well. I am feeling so ill too I can do
8nothing. I could meet you at the British Museum any day after
9Wednesday at 12.30. & we could go & have lunch together, it being my show!
11I shall probably be leaving for Bude next week or the week after. I
12can’t possibly stay on here. Do you know a place called Thurstone in
13South Devon? Is it nice? My friend Mrs. DG Ritchie is staying there &
14wants me to visit her: but it may be a long way from Bude.
16I do so want to get on with my writing: its the only thing that
17comforts me.
19Good bye
Draznin’s (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription.