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Letter ReferenceLetters/355
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Epistolary Type
Letter Date10 June 1889
Address FromLadies Chambers, Chenies Street, Camden, London
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 164
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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.
2Ladies' Chambers, Chenies St., London, 10th June.
3
4I can't work or think so I'm as well here as anywhere. I've done
5nothing all day but write letters and this evening went out for a walk
6in the dark up Gower Street, and Tottenham Court Road, and then went
7on a bus. It must be nice going about there in the north.
8