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Letter ReferenceLetters/117
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Epistolary Type
Letter Date14 September 1885
Address From16 Portsea Place, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 81
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Legend
When Cronwright-Schreiner prepared The Letters of Olive Schreiner, with few exceptions he then destroyed her originals. However, some people gave him copies and kept the originals or demanded the return of these; and when actual Schreiner letters can be compared with his versions, his have omissions, distortions and bowdlerisations. Where Schreiner originals have survived, these will be found in the relevant collections across the OSLO website. There is however a residue of some 587 items in The Letters for which no originals are extant. They are included here for sake of completeness. However, their relationship to Schreiners actual letters cannot now be gauged, and so they should be read with caution for the reasons given.
1To Havelock Ellis.
216, Portsea Place, 14th Sept.
3
4Dr. Wilks and Mrs. Barnes called this afternoon. Dr. Wilks and I had a
5nice long talk about the expression of the mind through the body. He
6is a fine man intellectually. They wanted me to go there to-morrow
7evening, but I won't go out anywhere. It will be right to go on the
8river to-morrow because the fresh air will set me up.
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