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Epistolary Type
Letter Date14 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, 14th Sept.
3
4My sex book would do for your Science Series. It is a purely
5scientific collection of facts. But it can't be done for two years
6more, at least. I think it will be very good. ... Will you send me all
7Heine's poems? I will take care of them. I love them so. You must read
8Scherer's History of German Literature, most fascinating.
9
Notation
The ‘sex book’ finally eventuated as Woman and Labour.