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Letter ReferenceLetters/410
Epistolary Type
Letter Date30 July 1890
Address FromMatjesfontein, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 194
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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.
2Matjesfontein, 30th July.
4I am sending you old Chapman's letter to me. His two years' right to
5African Farm ends at the end of this year. This letter is all the hold
6I have of him in black and white. Will you try to arrange with him for
7another two years? He gave me £ 100 for the last two. Get this from
8him for the next, more if you can. Ask him what he would care to give
9for my next novel. Harry, it's so kind of you to help me so.
Schreiner’s ‘next novel’ is likely to be From Man to Man.