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Letter ReferenceLetters/275
Epistolary Type
Letter DateMarch 1888
Address FromAlassio, Italy
Address To
Who ToErilda Cawood nee Buckley
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 133
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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 Mrs. Cawood.
2Alassio, ? March.
4I am getting on well; another person in health while I stop out of
5English cold. ... Who lives at Lelie Kloof? I'm going to buy it when
6I've made my fortune and Willie must come and look after it for me,
7and we be partners. It’s full of fossils. I should love to come and
8rest with you for a week and tell stories to the children, the new
9little ones, and look at your face.