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Letter ReferenceLetters/554
Epistolary Type
Letter Date26 January 1915
Address FromLondon
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 346
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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.
2London, 26th Jan.
4Did I tell you I went to the National Gallery, but found most of the
5pictures buried away? Some of Rubens' pictures were left. Strange, I
6liked them much better than I ever used to in the old days, just as I
7detest Wagner's music much more than I used to. Frank straight
8sincerity is what, in art and everything, my nature gets to demand
9more and more. Isn't that tiger in "Peace Repairing the Ravages of
10War" fine? I don't mind the ugliness of the women, they are true. ...
11Yes, I liked Margaret Sanger.