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Letter ReferenceLetters/391
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Epistolary Type
Letter Date3 March 1890
Address FromMount Vernon, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 178
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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.
2Mount Vernon, Cape Town, 3rd March.
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4Old Rumenyi used to know George Sand well. He says I am so much like
5her in my ways that if I had ever seen her he would have thought I was
6mimicking her.
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