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Letter ReferenceLetters/455
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Epistolary Type
Letter Date11 March 1903
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToIsaline Philpot
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 235
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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.
2Hanover, 11th Mar.
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4Yes, I long greatly sometimes to see my old friends. I was thinking
5last night how beautiful it would be if just once I could have them
6all together in one room, and look at all their faces! Like a great
7beautiful bunch of flowers, everyone of which was dear to you.
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