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Letter ReferenceLetters/34
Epistolary Type
Letter Date5 January 1885
Address From4 Robertson Terrace, Hastings, East Sussex
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 54
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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.
24, Robertson Terrace, 5th Jan.
4I dislike the article of Myers on Renan very much. His assertion that
5George Sand was a Christian is simple folly. ... I'm getting more and
6more power to live out of myself in things that have no personal
7relation to me. My own life gets less and less. I love my work so. ...
9You and I do take the long path together because we are going on the
10same road to the same end. Such a feeling of blank desolation, I mean
11spiritual desolation, came over me this afternoon, but you and I are