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Letter ReferenceLetters/495
Epistolary Type
Letter Date10 January 1911
Address FromPortlock, Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape
Address To
Who ToAdela Villiers Smith nee Villiers
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 298
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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. Francis Smith.
2Portlock, Graaff Reinet, 10th Jan.
4... I've just got all the proofs of my Woman and Labour book and am
5very busy revising them.
7The preface is terrible - Will was quite right about it - I could
8re-write it now in a few hours and make a good thing of it; but I fear
9- may say I've been altering the book, so I won't. I'm so awfully
10sorry to let it go as it is. I must have been very ill when I wrote it
11- I can realise how ill when I read it.