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Epistolary Type
Letter Date8 August 1894
Address FromThe Homestead, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToIsaline Philpot
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 215
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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.
2The Homestead, Near Kimberley, 8th Aug.
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4My husband says he's going to stay in the room all the while and never
5leave me; I say the doctor and nurse will turn him out; but he only
6looks as much as to say let them try.
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