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Letter ReferenceLetters/290
Epistolary Type
Letter Date7 July 1888
Address FromHarpenden, Hertfordshire
Address To
Who ToIsaline Philpot
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 137
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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. J. H. Philpot.
2Harpenden, 7th July.
4I'll like best of all a tiny workman's cottage unfurnished. I dare say
5that wouldn't be easy to get, and I'll have to take rooms. I want to
6have some place of my own, without a landlady! That's the grand idea.
7I should like to settle down in it for three months till I'm ready to
8go to the Riviera or Africa. Sometimes you would spare me your baby
9for a whole day, eh?