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Letter ReferenceLetters/427
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Epistolary Type
Letter Date8 November 1893
Address FromMiddleburg, Eastern Cape
Address To
Who ToIsaline Philpot
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 212
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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 Mrs. J. H. Philpot.
2Middelburg (Cape), 8th Nov.
3
4I wish you could meet my friend. His tenderness and goodness to me are
5something that surprises me. I was so afraid that I was very much
6loved and very happy, I should forget to love other people. But it
7seems to me I love all my friends and all the world better than I ever
8did before.
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