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Letter ReferenceHRC/CAT/OS/5a-ii
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday 17 November 1915
Address FromBude, Cornwall
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 496-7
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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. In the absence of other information, dating this letter has followed Draznin (1992), who has done so by reference to a version in the Lafitte Letters typescript in the British Library.
4Dear Havelock
6It is damp here in a way, but so mild & smooth; nothing raw in the air.
7 Last night was a sharp frost but today is glorious sunshine.
9Which Dr Garrett Anderson is it you mean, the mother or the daughter??
10It is not Sylvia Pankhurst who is attending that meeting: she is for
11peace, & she helped to save Germans at the East End when they were
12attacked. She’s a fine woman It is Crystabell who works with her
13mother. They are both women I shrink from intensely. They have lost
14nearly all their suffragette following so they have had to take up war
15to keep themselves before the publiclic. Allmost all the suffragettes
16went with the Pethick-Lawrences & form now the United Suffragists.
18If Miss Hobhoues goes as I think she will the week after next, I shall
19have all this house to myself with 6 st bedrooms. Room enough!
Draznin's (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription.