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Epistolary Type
Letter Date2 May 1887
Address FromHotel Smith, Genoa, Italy
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 117
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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.
2Hotel Smith, Genoa, 2nd May.
3
4I left Alassio at 10 this morning; got here an hour ago. This is a
5cheap little hotel kept by an Englishman, close to the docks in the
6noisy part of the town, but that doesn’t matter for a little time. ...
7 I am going out now to see the place.
8