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Letter ReferenceLetters/363
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Epistolary Type
Letter Date25 September 1889
Address FromLondon
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 168
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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.
2London, 25th Sept.
3
4I am glad it was enjoyable in Paris. I am going up to London to-morrow
5to pack, to get done by Friday. Then I go down to Eastbourne. My
6brother has invited me to stay there till I leave. I shall be very
7glad to go and rest and be quite quiet at Eastbourne.
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