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Letter ReferenceLetters/123
Epistolary Type
Letter Date5 October 1885
Address FromLondon
Address To
Who ToErilda Cawood nee Buckley
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 83
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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 Mrs. Cawood.
2London, 5th Oct.
4Ach, I would like to see old Africa a bit, I would like to smell the
5mimosa trees. I often see the sun shining on that flat in Ganna Hoek.
6It never shines so here. I t is only the people that make England so
7delightful; our old Africa beats this old country through and through,
8but the people are so delightful that one forgives it.