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Letter ReferenceLetters/349
Epistolary Type
Letter Date9 May 1889
Address FromEastbourne, East Sussex
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 163
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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.
2Eastbourne, 9th May.
4I'm in a daze. Can't write. Going back to my little cottage at
5Knaphill to-morrow. You must come and see me there as soon as you come
6back from Yorkshire. I'm lodging in a little workman's cottage. The
7Countess of Aberdeen and a lot of folk are going to come and see me,
8but I don't mind if I can keep out of London. Isn't it funny I can't
9feel any more.