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Epistolary Type
Letter Date18 June 1888
Address FromHarpenden, Hertfordshire
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.
2Harpenden, 18th June.
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4I've been trying to get my tiny house cleaned out to-day. I haven't
5got my furniture yet. ... I want to I get a big puppy dog that will
6bark. I don't think the little house is very safe. Anyone can get in
7at my door, and I'm quite beyond anyone's hearing. The house is so
8built you can get in anywhere. It's a dear little house.
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