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Letter ReferenceLetters/357
Epistolary Type
Letter Date5 August 1889
Address FromLondon
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 166
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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.
2London, 5th Aug.
4Will you come to see me some time next week? Ettie leaves on Friday
5and after that I shall be free. We must make a plan to go out for a
6day into the country. ... I am trying to get my allegories into order
7for a book. Please send me any you have, and bring all my MSS. that
8you have, please. It's too much to bring all at once. Bring it bit by
9bit. I shall want my desk too, some time.
The book Schreiner was getting her allegories ‘into order’ for is Dreams.