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Letter ReferenceLetters/206
Epistolary Type
Letter Date30 December 1886
Address FromClarens, Montreux, Switzerland
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 107-8
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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 Havelock Ellis.
2Clarens, 30th Dec.
4Anything to read would be welcome. I begin to feel I could read. Your
5letter was a great help. I’ll send you a little allegory I wrote last
6month. Yes, solitude with sunshine is heaven; in the dark it is hell.
7You can form no conception what the grey cold of these mountains and
8this sea is. England has nothing like it.
The 'little allegory' referred to cannot be established as a large number were sent to Ellis.