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Letter ReferenceLetters/333
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Epistolary Type
Letter Date4 January 1889
Address FromMentone, France
Address To
Who ToIsaline Philpot
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 152
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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 Mrs. J. H. Philpot.
2Mentone, 4th Jan.
3
4I've had such a happy day, working all the time. People think I have a
5sad, lonely life, but I believe I'm the happiest person in the world;
6whether my work is artistic or scientific, I feel as if I were in
7Heaven when once I am absolutely in it. The terrible part is to think
8I will ever have to publish it.
9