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Letter ReferenceLetters/82
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Epistolary Type
Letter Date4 May 1885
Address FromHastings, East Sussex
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 72
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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.
2Hastings, 4th May.
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4I have been making observations now for many years and I have come to
5te conclusion that between the brain and the kidneys there is the most
6wonderful interaction. It seems ridiculous but when I work much and
7use my brain powerfully it always has an effect on my kidneys an
8causes a heavy sediment. A very intense feeling, connected with
9terrible over-excitement, has the same effect.
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