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Epistolary Type
Letter Date24 February 1886
Address FromBournemouth, Dorset
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 94
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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.
2Bournemouth, 24th Feb.
3
4The doctor says that I must keep quite still. I feel so happy and
5quiet somehow, like I did when I was ill at St. Leonards. ... I have
6been reading a little more of George Sand's letters, but one would
7like to see the letters they were in answer to. What a great strong
8impersonal soul it was! - a great, wise woman.
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