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Letter ReferenceKarl Pearson 840/4/1/89-90
ArchiveUniversity College London Library, Special Collections, UCL, London
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSaturday 7 December 1885
Address From9 Blandford Square, Paddington, London
Address To
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 has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident in Blandford Square from the end of November to mid January 1886, when she left London for the Isle of Wight. The name of the addressee is indicated by content.
1 Sat. night
2
3 I haven’t been able to go about with the Ruskin paper because I’ve
4not been well all the week. Pleas I’ve sent it to the Hon. Roden
5Noel
, unreadable ^who^ will send it on to you. Miss Lord is out of town,
6Mrs Andersen wouldn’t sign. Will you be a seconder for Miss Hadden?
7Mrs Walters is very enthusiastic about your Russian article in the
8Cambridge paper. She took it to a news paper editor – but it’s too
9long to write, I’m so tired.
10
11 The letters I’ll send you tomorrow are from that woman I told you
12I’d like you to know if you think you could be of help to her. I
13don’t want you to be running yourself out in new directions, only
14you will go running yourself ^out^ whether I propose something new or
15not.
16
17 I wish my friendship could be of some use to you; only it seems I can
18only come near to people who want stimulating or comforting, & you
19don’t want either; you want rest. That it is what you need eh?
20
21 Olive Schreiner
22
23 ^Did you see that delightful little bit about George Eliot in the
24Atheneum the other day.^
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Notation
The 'Ruskin paper' is probably the 'letter of appreciation' referred to in Pearson 840/4/1/59-61. Pearson's 'Russian article' is probably his (1885) 'The Coming Factor in European Progress' Cambridge Review vol 7: 26-28. A 'delightful little bit' about George Eliot appearing in the Athenaeum in the issues before this date cannot be established; Schreiner read many journals and reviews and so it may have have appeared elsewhere.