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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: S.C. Cronwright-Schreiner SMD 30/33/e
ArchiveNational English Literary Museum, Grahamstown
Epistolary TypeTelegram
Letter Date12 December 1920
Address FromCape Town
Address To
Who ToS.C. ('Cron') Cronwright-Schreiner
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Legend
The Project is grateful to the National English Literary Museum (NELM) for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner telegram, which is part of its Manuscript Collections. The date and the address this telegram was sent from are provided by the official postmarks.
1 From Mrs W. P. Schreiner
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3 CA 51 K CAPETOWNPO 12 LG/11.
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5 CRONWRIGHT SCHREINER STANDARD BANK CLEMENTS LANE LN.
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7 OLIVE DIED PEACEFULLY TENTH SCHREINER.
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Notation
Olive Schreiner died late on 10 December or in the early hours of 11 December 1920, while reading; her glasses were on, a book had fallen from her hands, and the candle had burned out. Cronwright-Schreiner has written onto this telegram: 'Received 5.40pm 13th December 1920 50 Cambridge Terrace, London, W.2. I first got the news in the papers at breakfast'.