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Letter ReferenceLetters/208
Epistolary Type
Letter Date13 January 1887
Address FromClarens, Montreux, Switzerland
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 108
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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, 13th Jan.
4You must save money so that you can come to Italy with me in the
5autumn, to Florence and Rome. Also I should enjoy the art ten times
6better if you were there. ... I'm going to try to work to-morrow. Day
7after day passes and I do nothing. I am burdened with my work, which
8grows and grows in my brain till the burden almost seems greater than
9my strength can bear. ... Don't think I'm miserable. I'm as jolly as a