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Letter ReferenceLetters/245
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Epistolary Type
Letter Date18 October 1887
Address FromLungarno Acciajoli, Florence, Italy
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.
2Lungarno Acciajoli, Firenze, 18th Oct.
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4Florence isn't a bit like I thought. It's the coldest place in the
5whole world. The hills are covered with snow. It's something like
6Brighton but without the sea, big hotels and fashionable people. ...
7My window looks down on the Arno.
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