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Letter ReferenceLetters/27
Epistolary Type
Letter Date15 July 1884
Address FromBolehill, Wirksworth, Derbyshire
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 31
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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.
2Bole Hill, 15th July.
4When will you be coming it you do come? You will have your meals here.
5My chest is bad, to-day particularly bad. I sometimes feel almost
6hopeless. It seems to me like asthma more than anything else for it
7comes in fierce paroxysms of suffocation, and it leaves me so weak
8that I can only lie before the fire till the next one comes.
10Henry, I will have been here a week to-morrow and I haven't been able
11to do anything. I haven't been able to read, only a little bit of
12Emerson. It's been such a comfort to me, I keep the book close to me
13when I can't read it. I am so glad you are going to write that article
14on Bebel's Woman. I haven't read him yet. Yes, we must talk of it, of
15so many things.