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Louie Ellis

Louie Ellis was a sister of Havelock Ellis. Schreiner came to know Louie in the context of her friendship with Havelock Ellis, and Louie was subsequently separately in correspondence with Schreiner. While none of Schreiner’s letters to Louie survive, three of Louie’s letters to Schreiner are archived with the Ellis materials in the Harry Ransom Center collection. Schreiner’s letters to Havelock Ellis make frequent and affectionate mentions of Louie, and Schreiner seems to have particularly encouraged Louie in her haute couture dressmaking career. After her departure for South Africa in 1889, Schreiner continued encouraging well-to-do friends such as Mary Sauer to employ Louie Ellis as a dressmaker.
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