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Letter ReferenceKarl Pearson 840/4/1/11-14
ArchiveUniversity College London Library, Special Collections, UCL, London
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date10 July 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 of this letter has been written on in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident in Blandford Square from early July 1885 to early August.
1 Dear Mr Pearson
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3 So very sorry I did not see you yesterday morning Have written to tell
4Miss Sharpe I am coming on Friday. Are we to meet there? Shall keep
5Thursday open till I hear from you.
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7 The omission was "Man." Your whole paper reads as though the object of
8the club were to dis-cuss woman, her objects, her needs, her mental &
9physical nature, & man only in as far as he throws light upon her
10question. This is entirely wrong.
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12 I have no doubt that the motive of the Pall Mall is mean.* God
13sometimes uses the devil for his own purposes; even the press.
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15 Yours very truly,
16 Olive Schreiner
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18 I think you certainly ought to have that paper** printed. Please do so,
19 it will be very useful.
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21 ^I think you might best add the note mentioning the omission, if you
22think it one.^
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Notation
The 'that paper' referred to is Pearson's 'The Woman's Question', read at the first meeting of the Men and Women's Club in July 1885.