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Letter ReferenceHRC/CAT/OS/2b-ix
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday 16 October 1884
Address From144 Marina, St Leonards, East Sussex
Address To24 Thornsett Road, South Penge Park, London
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 160
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. 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 St Leonards at different addresses from mid October 1884 to the end of April 1885.
1Thursday Night
3It is such a glorious warm night. My window is open, & the sea is
4making such a noise. I like Miss Haddon’s letter. I ought to write
5to Mrs. Hinton but I can’t.
7Please tell me how much extra the combins cost, & what the paper cost.
8I send you an M.S. from a friend in the Cape when you have time glance
9at it & tell me what you think I could do with it. I don’t want to
10disappoint her.
12Good night. I wish I had a good likeness of you. What makes people
14^love you so.^
17I have just got the enclose It doesn’t say you mustn’t lend the
18books. It says you mustn’t club for the subscription which is a very
19different thing. I am paying it all myself. You see, if people could
20club about the paying they could be getting all sorts of poor people!
'The enclose' is no longer attached. What the 'M.S. from a friend' was cannot be established. Draznin's (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription.