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Letter Date9 March 1915
Address FromLondon
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 348
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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, 9th Mar.
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4Could you lend me your copy of Gibbon, if you have one? I need
5something to read so, and I can always read him. ... I'm writing a few
6words to be read at our meeting of Democratic Control on the 11th, the
7first public meeting we've held. ... The Lyttons and Lochs seem nearly
8the only ones of my old friends who stick to me.
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