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Letter ReferenceLetters/182
Epistolary Type
Letter Date27 May 1886
Address FromHarrow, London
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 100
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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. Cronwright-Schreiner has placed this letter in the 1886 sequence.
1To Havelock Ellis.
2Harrow, 27th May.
4I send you a bit of rough MS. as a specimen. Is it good enough to send
5to Press in its present state? I mean as to legibility, spelling,
6words left out, etc. ... You will think that long rigmarole on sex
7inartistic. But it bears on the story; it's all point-if only anyone
8will take the trouble to see the point.
It is not certain which ‘bit of rough MS’ is being referred to.