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Letter ReferenceLetters/70
Epistolary Type
Letter Date2 April 1885
Address FromHastings, East Sussex
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 67-8
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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.
2Hastings, 2nd April.
4I can't get out. I sprained my leg on that long walk. Roden Noel
5called yesterday, and to-day, too, but I've not been able to see him.
6I like him very much, more than Myers, he's more real. … I've never
7left off work since I got up early this morning. If it were something
8new I should get on quickly. I should like very much to sit quietly by
9you and talk this evening. I have got a horrid bit of my book to
10revise now; then I have only one more horrid bit; all the rest is
11delightful to the end.
The ‘horrid bit’ being revised refers to From Man to Man.