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Epistolary Type
Letter Date20 January 1885
Address From4 Robertson Terrace, Hastings, East Sussex
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 56
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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.
24, Robertson Terrace, 20th Jan.
3
4Could you find out what the price of rooms in Gower Street is? ... My
5legs are bad. Three cheers for Olive Schreiner; she's the best doctor
6going. Old Pennie says it is the “lymphatic system"!! I look upon that
7as a stroke of genius, for I didn't know what a "lymphatic system" was!
8 ... If I only add one line each day I mean to go on, I shall go on.
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