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Letter ReferenceLetters/303
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Epistolary Type
Letter Date13 September 1888
Address FromHarpenden, Hertfordshire
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 141
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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, 13th Sept.
3
4You can come and see me if ever you feel inclined. Tell me the day
5before, so that we can have a nice duck. ... I am working hard. When I
6die you can have a post-mortem and open my brain, and then you'll see
7how I’ve suffered all these years.
8