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Letter ReferenceLetters/188
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Epistolary Type
Letter Date19 July 1886
Address FromHarrow, London
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 102-3
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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.
2Harrow, 19th July.
3
4I am working so hard. I've never worked like this since I came to
5England. I could write a whole book in a month like this. Isn't the
6weather splendid? ...
7
8A beautiful letter from sweet noble old -. You know I feel people love
9me more than I deserve, and it’s sadder than being loved too little. I
10want to be able to love every human being back more than it loves me.
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