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Letter Date2 November 1914
Address FromLondon
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 342
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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 Havelock Ellis.
2London, 2nd Nov.
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4I wonder how you found your father. We are all in pretty deep waters!
5Affairs in South Africa seem crushing. Can you come on Tuesday? If
6it's fine we might go to Hampton Court. I hope you have good news of
7Edith. I met Norman Angell on Friday, a delightful man, something like
8John Stuart Mill in face. I am trying to read, determinately to take
9my thoughts from the ghastly realities, but often I only seem to read.
10There's a good war article in the Fortnightly for October, called
11"Armageddon and After."
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