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Nelly Pruse

Nelly Pruse (later Riley when she married fellow artist Fred Riley) was an artist friend of Schreiner’s who lived in Paris, where Schreiner stayed with her on a few occasions. From her letters to others it appears that Nelly Riley’s husband died in 1905 leaving her a widow with several children, and she had returned to Britain. In an 1889 letter to Havelock Ellis, Schreiner noted, “Nelly Pruse is lovely. After Alice Corthorn she’s the most ‘native to me’ girl I know. She’s very like Alice, only she’s artistic instead of scientific.”
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