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Epistolary Type
Letter Date17 May 1889
Address FromKnaphill, Surrey
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 163
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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.
2Knaphill, 17th May.
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4Have very bad hay fever, am going to Brighton to look for rooms, and,
5if Brighton does not do, look for rooms at Deal. I wish you were down here.
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