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Letter ReferenceKarl Pearson 840/4/3/134-135
ArchiveUniversity College London Library, Special Collections, UCL, London
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateFriday 6 November 1886
Address From9 Blandford Square, Paddington, London
Address To2 Harcourt Buildings, Temple, London
Who ToKarl Pearson
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Legend
The Project is grateful to University College London (UCL) and its Library Services for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Special Collections. The date of this letter has been derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, while the name of the addressee and the address it was sent to are on its front. Schreiner was resident in Blandford Square from early October to late December 1886, when she left England for Europe.
1 Friday night
2 11:30 unreadable
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4 Will you not come tomorrow evening. You have been depressed & I since
5last Sunday have been stronger than for months. I haven’t cried once!
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7 I am not restful when one is tired, but I want to tell you about my
8"theory of sex difference" if you have time to come. Carpenter was so
9sorry you were not here tonight.
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