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Letter ReferenceLetters/368
Epistolary Type
Letter Date7 October 1889
Address FromLondon
Address To
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 168-9
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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. The date is provided by the preceding letter in the sequence of Cronwright-Schreiner letters, referenced as Letters/367.
1(Same date.)
3Will you try to meet me at London Bridge on Wednesday morning and go
4with me to the Docks? It's a hard time here, Havelock, and seems to
5have killed out what little power of feeling was left in me. You will
6not mind if I don't seem to feel anything? I will be better when I get
7to Africa. It is just possible when I get to the Docks I shall pack my
8cabin there and then go on to join at Dartmouth. I will if I have
9money enough. If you can go too, make arrangements accordingly. I want
10to see you.