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Letter ReferenceLetters/279
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Epistolary Type
Letter Date18 April 1888
Address FromAlassio, Italy
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 135
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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.
2Alassio, 18th April.
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4I am so very anxious about you still. You thought me foolish to be so
5foolish when I first heard you were ill, but the terrible thing about
6fever is that it kills as if in play. People are well, and in a moment
7gone. ... I can get the money and come at once if you need me. You
8must come out to Italy when you are better.
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