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Letter ReferenceLetters/284
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Epistolary Type
Letter Date5 June 1888
Address FromMaidenhead, Kent
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 136
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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.
2Maidenhead, 5th June.
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4Can you come on Friday? I go to-morrow to Harpenden to look for rooms.
5... I ask only one thing, and care for only one thing at present, not
6a straw for love or anything of that kind. I care only that my
7loathing for humanity should not be increased, more especially for
8women.
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