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Letter ReferenceLetters/242
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Epistolary Type
Letter Date5 October 1887
Address FromSt Leonards, East Sussex
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 121
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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.
2St. Leonards, 5th Oct.
3
4Could you get me a room, if you are going up to town, in a cheap bed
5and breakfast place near the British Museum or Southampton Row? I
6can't ask - or - because I want to be quiet. My brain will go if I'm
7not. I'm going to try to get off to Italy by Thursday.
8