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Letter ReferenceLetters/530
Epistolary Type
Letter Date22 April 1914
Address From30 St Mary Abbotts Terrace, Kensington, London
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 333
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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.
2St. Mary Abbott's Terrace, Kensington, 22nd April.
4I've just got here. I'm quite a different person from what I was in
5Florence. - I really am Olive Schreiner again! ... When can we meet? I
6don't want to trouble you, but I hope I'll soon see you. I'd like to
7come to your rooms, we could talk better there. ... I want to go to a
8couple of Beethoven Symphonies which are to be given each day this
9week - they are the only thing in the way of pleasure I am going to
10spend money on, but I've longed for twenty and more years to hear them.