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Letter ReferenceKarl Pearson 840/4/4/12-14
ArchiveUniversity College London Library, Special Collections, UCL, London
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date5 October 1887
Address From53 Marina, St Leonards, East Sussex
Address To2 Harcourt Buildings, Temple, London
Who ToKarl Pearson
Other VersionsRive 1987: 130
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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 is provided by the postmark on an attached envelope, while the name of the addressee and the address it was sent to are on its front.
1 53 Marina
2 St Leonards
3
4 I want to go to Italy.
5
6 I had hoped to finish some work, but find I cannot. Will you lend me
7thirty pounds? The first money I earn I shall repay you. If any thing
8should prevent my doing so I should give orders for some MSS. to be
9given you.
10
11 I have many friends from whom I might ask this, but in all cases there
12would be an element of personal feeling & aff friendship which would
13make it painful to me. In your case I obviate this; & only in your
14case can I feel an absolute trust that the matter will not be
15mentioned.
16
17 I enclose a card in case you do not wish to send it.
18
19 Should you send the money, I should be pained if you accompanied it by
20any communication. You would have failed to appreciate the confidence
21I repose in you.
22 O.S.
23
24 My brother who is the only person to whom I ever mention my affairs
25would of course not hear of it.
26
27
28
Notation
Attached to the letter is an unposted postcard addressed to Olive Schreiner, 53 Marina, St Leonards; on the writing side is: 'No'. Rive's (1987) version of this letter is in a number of respects incorrect.