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Letter ReferenceKarl Pearson 840/4/1/27-28
ArchiveUniversity College London Library, Special Collections, UCL, London
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date23 September 1885
Address From16 Portsea Place, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToKarl Pearson
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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.
1 16 Portsea Place
2 Connaught Sq
3 Sep 23 / 85
4
5 My dear Mr Pearson
6
7 Thankyou very much for your letter. It was not any one of the facts
8but some of your deductions from them that seemed to me hastily set
9down! To explain just what I mean would take a small book. Would you
10been able to come in tomorrow evening or any other time. I want to ask
11you about the last part of my paper, which bears on the last part of
12your letter.
13
14 Yours very sincerely
15 Olive Schreiner
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17 The extract you sent me has made me feel I wouldn’t like to read my
18paper at the club at all. I felt so before but more so now. The Editor
19of the Fortnightly says he will be glad to publish it unreadable in
20the Review. Then one knows one speaks to the great public of
21intellectual men, so pure, at least, that they can look at the great
22facts that underlie human life, & see that they are beautiful &
23wonderful. Please don’t repeat this to anyone.
24
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Notation
Schreiner does not seem to have published anything in the Fortnightly Review around the time this letter was written, and the particular 'paper' she was referring to cannot be established but seems to have been intended for the Men and Women's Club.