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Letter ReferenceLetters/539
Epistolary Type
Letter Date26 July 1914
Address FromCreisau, Schlessen, Germany (now Krzyżowa, Świdnica, Poland)
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 336
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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. Cronwright-Schreiner has incorrectly transcribed ‘Creisau’ as ‘Creisan’.
1To Havelock Ellis.
2Creisan, 26th July.
4I have the English Review. The tone seems to me to get lower and lower
5from a literary point of view. The article on the militants is simple
6unmixed vulgarity. The vulgarity has nothing to do with the writer's
7view; I regret the later militancy more than she does. I suppose the
8editor pays little to his contributors and so cannot command the best
9literary talent. I shall probably be returning to Holland in a few days.