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Letter ReferenceLetters/80
Epistolary Type
Letter Date1 May 1885
Address FromHastings, East Sussex
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 71
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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, 1st May.
4The swelling is almost gone. I'm scribbling to-day. It's ten days
5since I last wrote. When I am well my work is so delightful, so
6glorious to me. ... Julius Gau is coming to England. Is there any way
7of finding what passengers come by the large steamers? I want to watch
8at the docks when the Cape steamer arrives. I want to look at him once
9more. I've not seen him since I was fifteen.