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Letter ReferenceLetters/23
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Epistolary Type
Letter Date19 October 1882
Address FromSt Leonards, Hastings, East Sussex
Address To
Who ToErilda Cawood nee Buckley
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 11
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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 Mrs. Cawood.
2St. Leonards-On-Sea, 19th Oct.
3
4You see I have left my dear old London, ordered away by the doctors,
5and have been sent here for the winter. ... There are a hundred and
6fifty-three boys in the school. He has many more applicants than he
7has room for this term. ... A few days ago I went to see George
8Macdonald lecture. Have you ever read any of his books? I think they
9are just the style you would like. He is a short broad-built man with
10grey hair and beard.
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