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Letter ReferenceHRC/CAT/OS/2b-xxi
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday 30 October 1884
Address From144 Marina, St Leonards, East Sussex
Address To24 Thornsett Road, South Penge Park, London
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 191-2
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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 an associated envelope and its postmark, which also provides the address it was sent to.
1144 Marina
4I’ve been out to post your letter. Harry, come, & I’ll make that heart
5glad, that sweet tender heart that longs so for love. Ach Harry.
9I wonder whether our Louie would care to have that blue hat of mine. I
10wanted to give it her that evening only I didn’t like. If you think
11she wouldn’t be offended I’d like to send it her. ^I’ve never worn it^
12but that at the Progressive. It suited her so nicely. I’ll wear it if
13she doesn’t care for it, but my conscience would feel more at ease
14about the 30/ if she had it.
16Don’t feel sad my sweet ^heart^ there so far away from me.
18I am think
20I am going to work a little now. Yes, you are rather supercilious when
21you write articles, even when you dontt don’t mean to be so.
23Good bye. unreadable
Draznin’s (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription.