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Letter ReferenceLetters/341
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Epistolary Type
Letter Date17 February 1889
Address FromMentone, France
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 155
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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.
2Mentone, 17th Feb.
3
4Terrible attack of asthma last night; can't make out why. All right
5to-day; working Harry, I hate being a celebrity. Why won't the people
6leave me alone? I won't publish anything more. Some people like it,
7but I’m not suited for the role.
8