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Letter ReferenceLetters/433
Epistolary Type
Letter Date31 May 1894
Address FromKrantz Plaats, Halesowen, Eastern Cape
Address To
Who ToMary Brown nee Solomon
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 215
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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. John Brown.
2Krantz Plaats, 31st May.
4I know Cron would love you both. It is so beautiful to me the way in
5which he seems to open his heart to everyone who has loved me and whom
6I have loved. ... Cron sends his love to you both. It is such a
7beautiful thing to me that every week we live together he seems to
8grow gentler and tenderer not only to me but to every living thing.
9His mother was here last week, and says he looks like he did ten years
10ago when he was a beautiful boy. It was very sweet to have her here
11for a couple of days.