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SCCS Edited Extracts: Four groups of edited extracts from Olive Schreiner's letters can be accessed from here, made by her estranged husband Cronwright-Schreiner as part of him preparing The Life... and The Letters of Olive Schreiner for publication. They are: extracted letters appearing in The Life, handwritted Extracts of Letters to SCCS, extracted letters in The Letters for which no originals are extant, and type scripted extracts of letters to W.T. Stead. They consist of some large but mainly small and sometimes very small extracts. Among them are just a few items in Olive Schreiner's own writing. The vast majority are in Cronwright-Schreiner's handwriting or in typescripts made and extensively edited and changed by him. Following this, he destroyed the original letters. Consequently, for the very large majority, no manuscript source now exists (where there are surviving manuscripts, they appear as part of Schreiner's letters in the relevant collections). These four sets of extracts are consequently the product of Cronwright-Schreiner's editorial practices and bear an unknown relationship to Schreiner's letters as she originally wrote them. However, in all cases where Cronwright-Schreiner's renditions can be compared with surviving original letters, his versions contain inaccuracies, omissions, or even bowdlerisations. Caution should therefore used in referring to any of the extracts, which have been made available for the sake of completeness.
collection icon SCCSTheLettersRemaining: NLSA Cape Town, Special Collections. This set of Cronwright-Schreiner extracts are of letters which appear in The Letters of Olive Schreiner, and regarding which there are typescripts made by him in the NLSA collections. They are included here for the sake of completeness. However, when surviving original letters can be compared, these show that Cronwright-Schreiner often changed or even bowdlerised in producing his versions. Considerable caution should therefore be used in referring to their content.
letter icon Letters/1: To Mrs. R. Cawood. , Victoria Hotel, Cradock, 5th May., I don't know when I felt more lonely in my life. I wish you were here...


collection icon SCCSTheLife: NLSA Cape Town, Special Collections. A number of nearly complete Schreiner letters appear in The Life of Olive Schreiner. These are included here for the sake of completeness. However, as the originals were destroyed by Cronwright-Schreiner, the extent to which he has edited and changed content cannot by gauged. Where any originals survive, they indicate a range of changes by him, and so caution should be exercised in referring to content.
letter icon Life/4: During the last six weeks I have been very unhappy, not knowing whether to answer your letters on political matters or not. W...
letter icon Life/3: Yes, Chapman & Hall did send my MS. back to me, and Chapman asked me to call and see him. When I came he said he wanted t...
letter icon Life/2: May I state there is no foundation for this statement. I only had the honour of meeting Mr. George Meredith once for four or ...
letter icon Life/1: My dear Mrs Cawood,, I have got your letter with the stamps. I wanted you never, never to pay for the books; but, as you woul...


collection icon SCCSTheLettersRemaining: NLSA Cape Town, Special Collections. This set of Cronwright-Schreiner extracts are of letters which appear in The Letters of Olive Schreiner, and regarding which there are typescripts made by him in the NLSA collections. They are included here for the sake of completeness. However, when surviving original letters can be compared, these show that Cronwright-Schreiner often changed or even bowdlerised in producing his versions. Considerable caution should therefore be used in referring to their content.
letter icon Letters/340: To Havelock Ellis., Mentone, 14th Feb., I often - no, I don't often, but I did just now - wonder what all my work would be li...
letter icon Letters/339: To Havelock Ellis., Mentone, 10th Feb., I am getting strong like I used to be at the Cape. I am somewhat curious to know if I...
letter icon Letters/338: To Havelock Ellis., Mentone, 9th Feb., I've a little Dream about Poet and Thinker. It's good, at least true. ... This house i...
letter icon Letters/337: To Havelock Ellis., Mentone, 5th Feb., Harry Boy, it's a lovely morning, I'm going to work, but am shuffling out of it for a ...
letter icon Letters/336: To Havelock Ellis., Mentone, 1st Feb., Havelock, I am so well and happy I can't understand it. It feels as if I don't mind an...
letter icon Letters/335: To Havelock Ellis., Mentone, 19th Jan., My Havelock, I am writing to you from simple outgoing of the heart this afternoon. It...
letter icon Letters/334: To Havelock Ellis., Mentone, 7th Jan., Is it you putting old Stead up to say I'm like Tolstoy! It's an extraordinary thing wh...
letter icon Letters/333: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., Mentone, 4th Jan., I've had such a happy day, working all the time. People think I have a sad, lonely...
letter icon Letters/332: To Mrs. Mary King Roberts., Mentone., With regard to my view of the marriage question, it is very simple and just what it alw...
letter icon Letters/331: To Mrs. Mary King Roberts., Mentone., Our first duty is to develop ourselves. Then you are ready for any kind of work that co...
letter icon Letters/330: To Havelock Ellis., Mentone, 23rd Dec., The enclosed is from the Swede. I value the love of people who don't know who I am an...
letter icon Letters/329: To Havelock Ellis., Mentone, 22nd Dec., Don't speak about those Dreams to me. I'm mad enough about it, as it is. I wrote the ...
letter icon Letters/328: To Havelock Ellis., Mentone, 18th Dec., I have quite made up my mind to go to the Cape next winter, but don't talk of it; thi...
letter icon Letters/327: To Havelock Ellis., Mentone, 14th Dec., Havelock, don't you know of anything I could take to strengthen my nerves? It's no go...
letter icon Letters/326: To Havelock Ellis., Mentone, 10th Dec., There's a Swede at this hotel who is in love with me. He puts little flowers by my pl...
letter icon Letters/325: To Havelock Ellis., Mentone, 8th Dec., It's such a beautiful day here, quite perfect. I wish I could work. I ought to, but I ...
letter icon Letters/324: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 29th Nov., This house is unhealthy, the doctor says. How splendid it would be to have Louie with...
letter icon Letters/323: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 17th Nov., I made a little Dream to-day, which I've sent to Miss Muller for her paper. Shall sen...
letter icon Letters/322: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 15th Nov., Yes, I get plenty to eat, etc. Yet I stop weak. ... You know either my Mary Wollstone...
letter icon Letters/321: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., Alassio (about same time)., When I've finished this book and the next, I'm going to sit on the seasho...
letter icon Letters/320: To Mrs J. H. Philpot., Alassio, 15th Nov., I wish I could be as well anywhere in England as I am anywhere out of it. I was qu...
letter icon Letters/318: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 9th Nov., My whole theory is Crime is disease, treat it as disease.,
letter icon Letters/319: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 11th Nov., I've been working hard at my Mary Wollstonecraft all day. What troubles me is that I ...
letter icon Letters/317: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 7th Nov., How splendid your Ibsen Introduction is! The only bad line is about Congreve, and I be...
letter icon Letters/316: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 2nd Nov. (second letter)., Please order for me a copy of your Ibsen and send it to my brother Fr...
letter icon Letters/315: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 2nd Nov., I am well and working, don't sometimes remember for two days who I am. The being able ...
letter icon Letters/314: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., Alassio, Oct., All goes splendidly with me. I am working hard and very happy. Nothing but work makes ...
letter icon Letters/313: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 28th Oct., I am very happy and peaceful here. This relief from physical agony is so glorious. It...
letter icon Letters/312: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 26th Oct., I am working, so of course quite happy.,
letter icon Letters/311: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 22nd Oct., Mrs. Bland (“E. Nesbit”) was so kind to me before I left London. I don’...
letter icon Letters/310: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 18th Oct., Dear Havelock boy, I am very loving to you. Please write and tell me about work and b...
letter icon Letters/309: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., St. Albans, Oct., My chest has been much worse this time in England than it ever was before. … ...
letter icon Letters/308: To Havelock Ellis., 25, Montagu St., W.C., 7th Oct., You know I love you, but my power of expressing any feeling but pity is ...
letter icon Letters/307: To Havelock Ellis., Harpenden, 5th Oct., Louie was, as she always is, so splendid, and I was so horrid. Come and see me early...
letter icon Letters/306: To Havelock Ellis., Harpenden, 3rd Oct. (second letter)., Oh, it is awful to be a woman. These women are killing me. Give my ...
letter icon Letters/305: To Havelock Ellis., Harpenden, 3rd Oct., I have bronchitis. I am very ill. If I am not better to-morrow I must get someone fr...
letter icon Letters/304: To Havelock Ellis., Harpenden, 14th Sept., My sex book would do for your Science Series. It is a purely scientific collection...
letter icon Letters/303: To Havelock Ellis., Harpenden, 13th Sept., You can come and see me if ever you feel inclined. Tell me the day before, so that...
letter icon Letters/302: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., Harpenden, 13th Sept., Don't trouble about it at all, dear friend. I am perhaps morbidly sensitive ab...
letter icon Letters/301: To Havelock Ellis., Harpenden, 9th Sept., Will you please send one copy of The Woman's World, with my thing marked, to Stead ...
letter icon Letters/300: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., Harpenden, 5th Sept., How stupid people are that they can't understand that, just because one feels t...
letter icon Letters/299: To Havelock Ellis., London, 2nd Sept., I've come in to get books and see Dr. Wilks but he's out of town. ... I've been readi...
letter icon Letters/298: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., London Institution, Finsbury Circus, Aug., It will be many years before either of my books are ready,...
letter icon Letters/297: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., Harpenden, Aug., A little allegory is coming out in next month's Woman’s World. It’s not ...
letter icon Letters/296: To Havelock Ellis., Chertsey, 26th Aug., It comforts me so that you say you love me a little. My brain and my body are breaki...
letter icon Letters/295: To Havelock Ellis., Chertsey, 23rd Aug., I send my love to you. Work hard, get on, be strong. When once we lose our strength ...
letter icon Letters/294: To Havelock Ellis., Chertsey, 21st Aug., I am going out to Alassio the end of next month, I think. I see they've got a nice l...
letter icon Letters/293: To Havelock Ellis., Chertsey, 19th Aug., Last night I woke up crying, and it seemed to me something was the matter with you. ...
letter icon Letters/292: To Havelock Ellis., Chertsey, Near Woking Station, 5th Aug., I'm going to try to want to work. It's so lovely to make stories...
letter icon Letters/291: To Havelock Ellis., Harpenden, 19th July., I have been reading your Ibsen essay. It is nearly quite perfect. It is the first ...
letter icon Letters/290: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., Harpenden, 7th July., I'll like best of all a tiny workman's cottage unfurnished. I dare say that wou...
letter icon Letters/289: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., Harpenden, 1st July., Did I ever tell you about the people I found in Germany when I went to the plac...
letter icon Letters/288: To Havelock Ellis., Harpenden, 28th June., Mrs. Walters has been here. I've been pitching into her and her paper more even th...
letter icon Letters/286: To Havelock Ellis., Maidenhead, 11th June., Went to Harpenden, found cottage, rent £16 a year, going to move in next wee...
letter icon Letters/287: To Havelock Ellis., Harpenden, 18th June., I've been trying to get my tiny house cleaned out to-day. I haven't got my furnitu...
letter icon Letters/285: To Havelock Ellis., Maidenhead, 6th June., Please come on Friday. I do love you in a kind of way; it would come out if you ne...
letter icon Letters/284: To Havelock Ellis., Maidenhead, 5th June., Can you come on Friday? I go to-morrow to Harpenden to look for rooms. ... I ask o...
letter icon Letters/282: To Havelock Ellis., Maidenhead, 20th May., I have made up my mind to go out to the Cape the week after next, and not to retur...
letter icon Letters/283: To Havelock Ellis., Maidenhead, 27th May., Is it nice in Devonshire? I am looking for a small workman's cottage in Surrey. I ...
letter icon Letters/280: To Havelock Ellis., Riva, Lago Di Garda, 6th May., Are you quite strong? You mustn't come out till I’ve finished my boo...
letter icon Letters/281: To Havelock Ellis., Riva, 13th May., I'm worse; going to try Paris. If I telegraph when there, can you come for a day or so? ...
letter icon Letters/278: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 10th April., I'm so glad you are better. I'm not nearly so affectionate to you as I was! ... I'v...
letter icon Letters/279: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 18th April., I am so very anxious about you still. You thought me foolish to be so foolish when ...
letter icon Letters/277: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 1st April., My own darling boy, I wonder if you like to get letters or if you are too ill to rea...
letter icon Letters/276: To Mrs. Cawood., Alassio, 16th March., Yes, I will leave you something, my little brown box with all my relics in it, the las...
letter icon Letters/275: To Mrs. Cawood., Alassio, ? March., I am getting on well; another person in health while I stop out of English cold. ... Who ...
letter icon Letters/274: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 9th March., Don’t mention to anyone Carpenter being here. I'm always trying to keep people...
letter icon Letters/273: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 6th March., … You will enjoy Italy. I leave this on the 1st of May for Venice. To live so ...
letter icon Letters/272: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 5th March., That old terrible agony is on me to-night that comes whenever I let myself go. It se...
letter icon Letters/271: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 20th Feb., Working night and day at Introduction to Mary W; love it better than anything I've wr...
letter icon Letters/270: To Mrs. J. H. P.Hilpot., Alassio, 18th Feb., I get to my work which is sometimes writing, more often walking up and down my r...
letter icon Letters/269: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 9th Feb., You are quite wrong about my working a few hours every day. The way in which my brain ...
letter icon Letters/268: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 9th Feb., I am all wild on the Mary Wollstonecraft Introduction. Will you tell me more about the...
letter icon Letters/267: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 7th Feb., I have begun Italian. I shall get on very fast. Have you Boccaccio's stories in Italia...
letter icon Letters/266: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 1st Feb., I don't need anything just now; I've no time to make the dress if I had the material. ...
letter icon Letters/265: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., Alassio, Jan., Please post the enclosed letter. I hope it's not rude, but I get so many letters that ...
letter icon Letters/264: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 27th Jan., You don't realise what a very brave thing a man in Pearson's position has done in pri...
letter icon Letters/263: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, Christmas Day., I send my love to you. The sun is shining. I haven’t done any work, quite ...
letter icon Letters/262: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 22nd Dec., I cannot tell you what this air and blue sea and sky are to me now I love them. I am ...
letter icon Letters/261: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 18th Dec., Am working hard. Never come back to myself sometimes for a couple of days and that is...
letter icon Letters/260: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 14th Dec., I am working. But the last days I've got into the allegory state.,
letter icon Letters/259: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 12th Dec., I thought out that about Greece and Rome having fallen because of conditions of women...
letter icon Letters/258: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 13th Dec., I wish you were here this evening and you and I would sit down on the floor before th...
letter icon Letters/257: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 10th Dec, I love my new book so, a hundred times better than I ever loved An African Farm. …...
letter icon Letters/256: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 24th Nov., What work I do is splendid, but my heart is somewhat like stone. Perhaps it is when o...
letter icon Letters/255: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 21st Nov., I have been sitting up to finish writing out a dream I am sending to Canon MacColl an...
letter icon Letters/254: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 15th Nov., Got nice letter from Canon MacColl. On the 17th. Got nice letter from Gladstone's dau...
letter icon Letters/253: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., Alassio, 13th Nov., Yes, if one could live life over again with one's enlarged sympathies, how differ...
letter icon Letters/252: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., Alassio, 7th Nov., I think I have passed through one of the happiest times of my whole life since I l...
letter icon Letters/250: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 4th Nov., I am so glad to be back in Alassio. Oh, I love this place. "To-day there falls the dea...
letter icon Letters/251: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., Alassio, 4th Nov., Have you read Memoirs of Madame De Remusat? It's one of the most fascinating books...
letter icon Letters/249: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 2nd Nov., In my old quarters. Slept at Genoa last night. Leaning Tower at Pisa splendid as seen ...
letter icon Letters/248: To Havelock Ellis., Boboli Gardens, Florence, 30th Oct., I am sitting here at the foot of a statue. It is as it were the top ...
letter icon Letters/247: To Havelock Ellis., Florence, 29th, Oct., Florence is beautiful beyond words. … The Pitti Gallery is lovely.,
letter icon Letters/246: To Havelock Ellis., Florence, 20th Oct., I like Florence very much.,
letter icon Letters/245: To Havelock Ellis., Lungarno Acciajoli, Firenze, 18th Oct., Florence isn't a bit like I thought. It's the coldest place in th...
letter icon Letters/244: To Havelock Ellis., Near Dover, 14th Oct., Feel so glad to be off. Don't forget your old comrade quite.,
letter icon Letters/243: To Havelock Ellis., St. Leonards, 13th Oct., My Havelock, I am thinking of you. You must write and tell me about yourself. So...
letter icon Letters/242: To Havelock Ellis., St. Leonards, 5th Oct., Could you get me a room, if you are going up to town, in a cheap bed and breakfas...
letter icon Letters/241: To Havelock Ellis., London, 14th Sept., I've come here to get books. Can't find anything I want, but this is such a delightfu...
letter icon Letters/240: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., The Roughs, Yorkshire, 18th Aug., It's quite lovely here. Solitary little house, miles and miles of b...
letter icon Letters/239: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., London, Aug., I am reading Jowett's Plato. God will have to give Jowett a front seat in the Kingdom o...
letter icon Letters/237: To Havelock Ellis., Gore Road, London, 20th June., Do you know, I'm going to finish my book. I'm getting jolly hard, like I u...
letter icon Letters/238: To Havelock Ellis., London, 22nd July., My eyes seem sometimes blinded by agony. I don't know how I live.,
letter icon Letters/236: To Havelock Ellis., Paris, 6th June., I have been waiting many days to write to you till I felt my brain so cool that I could...
letter icon Letters/234: To Havelock Ellis., C/O Madame Lafargue, Paris, 24th May., Paris does my asthma good. But I feel very desolate here. Paris is...
letter icon Letters/235: To Havelock Ellis., 134, Rue D’assas, 26th May., Have got a little room here in a bad sort of house for ten francs a we...
letter icon Letters/233: To Havelock Ellis., Clarens, 16th May., Tell me the address of a cheap respectable hotel in Paris. I am not better. I think I...
letter icon Letters/232: To Havelock Ellis., Gersau, 12th May (Morning)., Going away, getting worse and worse. Don't know where to go. Have written to...
letter icon Letters/231: To Havelock Ellis., Gersau, 11th May., I am going to work now. I have had terrible asthma all night; even chloral didn't give...
letter icon Letters/230: To Havelock Ellis., Beellinzona, 4th May., On Swiss soil once more. I'm so glad. I slept last night at Arona. I meant to go o...
letter icon Letters/229: To Havelock Ellis., Hotel Smith, Genoa, 2nd May., I left Alassio at 10 this morning; got here an hour ago. This is a cheap li...
letter icon Letters/228: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 25th April., Harry, you must send me that letter of - . I shall be absolutely mad in a few days...
letter icon Letters/227: To Miss Louie Ellis., Alassio, 19th April., I am going to leave this on the seventh for Switzerland, because I’m afraid...
letter icon Letters/226: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 16th April., Excuse first draft. I made two new allegories last night after I was in bed. This I...
letter icon Letters/225: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 15th April., I am working hard. Do you think “Towser the Dog” is good enough for Don...
letter icon Letters/224: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 2nd April., What do you think of the enclosed? I wrote it since I came up from dinner. The dry a...
letter icon Letters/223: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 1st April., If it's not utter nonsense, send it on; but don’t if it is. You can please put...
letter icon Letters/222: To Havelock Ellis., Grand Hotel, Alassio, 30th March., What is the matter that I am getting weaker and weaker every day? It s...
letter icon Letters/221: To Havelock Ellis., Mendrisio, 22nd March., Saturday or Sunday I don’t know which. My heart turneth to thee. Of course ...
letter icon Letters/219: To Havelock Ellis., Hof Gersau, Lake Of Lucerne, 17th March., I've been passing through about the stiffest time of my life me...
letter icon Letters/220: To Havelock Ellis., Mendrisio, 20th March., I wish I could see you this evening. I am reading Mill’s Logic. It comforts...
letter icon Letters/218: To Havelock Ellis., Clarens, 16th March., All my veins are on fire and I keep the people awake by screaming all night.,
letter icon Letters/217: To Havelock Ellis., Clarens, 15th March., My own boy, I am in a low fever, very nearly mad. I am starting off for Lucerne to-...
letter icon Letters/216: To Havelock Ellis., Clarens, 11th March., I’m not miserable at all, but the weight of life seems just quietly crushing ...
letter icon Letters/215: To Havelock Ellis., Clarens, 3rd March., Writing sex paper still. Getting to think it’s worth-less, but going to finish...
letter icon Letters/214: To Havelock Ellis., Clarens, 27th Feb., After saying I’m so angelically sweet I find I’m not. Devil in me this mo...
letter icon Letters/213: To Havelock Ellis., Clarens, 26th Feb., Going to send for doctor to examine chest. Worst symptom is that I have become so ang...
letter icon Letters/212: To Havelock Ellis., Clarens, 24th Feb., I’m writing such a lovely paper on sex experiment. I shall die easier after I’...
letter icon Letters/209: To Havelock Ellis., Clarens, 15th Jan., Darling boy, tell me all about what you are doing, please. I am not so well again. .....
letter icon Letters/210: To Havelock Ellis., Clarens, 21st Jan., I am getting on. Going to work hard... Leslie Stephen came to-day. He's a tall thin u...
letter icon Letters/211: To Havelock Ellis., 15th Feb., I came here this morning in the boat from Clarens. It's more than an hour and the boat back ha...
letter icon Letters/208: To Havelock Ellis., Clarens, 13th Jan., You must save money so that you can come to Italy with me in the autumn, to Florence ...
letter icon Letters/207: To Havelock Ellis., Clarens, 12th Jan., I have never been so happy and restful. I am picking up in physical strength. I am th...
letter icon Letters/206: To Havelock Ellis., Clarens, 30th Dec., Anything to read would be welcome. I begin to feel I could read. Your letter was a gr...
letter icon Letters/205: To Havelock Ellis., Hotel Roth, Clarens, 28th Dec., I am quite settled here. Much better.,
letter icon Letters/204: To Havelock. Ellis., Clarens, Christmas Day., This place is just like hell. Anything so hideous and so awful you cannot conce...
letter icon Letters/203: To Havelock Ellis., Vevey, Switzerland, 22nd Dec., Mrs. Clifford called this morning, was very kind. I am going to try rooms ...
letter icon Letters/202: To Havelock Ellis., Vevey, Switzerland, 21st Dec., I was glad of your letter to-night. One's a bit more desolate than words c...
letter icon Letters/201: To Havelock Ellis., Blandford Square, 13th Dec., I am getting on all right. I have a Hospital nurse. Give my love to Louie an...
letter icon Letters/200: To Havelock Ellis., Blandford Square, 7th Dec., I had called up both servants and told them if you came you were to be shown ...
letter icon Letters/199: To Havelock Ellis., Blandford Square, 26th Nov., I send you a rough draft of Jan. Tell me (1) Whether you think printing it w...
letter icon Letters/198: To Havelock Ellis., Blandford Square, 12th Nov., I have very nearly had brain fever. I am glad you are working hard. That is ...
letter icon Letters/197: To Havelock Ellis., Harrow, 22nd Sept., Not able to go into town to-day. It's just the old regular breakdown. Children ought ...
letter icon Letters/196: To Havelock Ellis., Harrow, 17th Sept., My comforting boy, I have been sleeping all day. I am only getting out of bed now at ...
letter icon Letters/195: To Havelock Ellis., Harrow, 13th Sept., Podmore and Pearsall Smith were coming to-morrow. I've written to tell them they must...
letter icon Letters/194: To Havlock Ellis., Harrow, 1st Sept., It's so hot and it's horrid to be so shabby. The people in the streets laugh at me beca...
letter icon Letters/193: To Havelock Ellis., Harrow, 29th Aug., Mrs. Wilson came at 5. She is splendid. You ought to have a talk with her.,
letter icon Letters/192: To Havelock Ellis., Harrow, 27th Aug., I've been a hateful girl this afternoon. I'm sure you're right. I shall see just as yo...
letter icon Letters/191: To Havelock Ellis., Harrow, 20th Aug., My sensation story is lovely. "Olive Schreiner can't write a sensation story!" Ach!, ...
letter icon Letters/190: To Havelock Ellis., Harrow, 19th Aug., Olive Schreiner can't write a sensational story, can't she! I've written a devil of a ...
letter icon Letters/189: To Havelock Ellis., Harrow, 16th Aug., "What did Goethe's Faust sell himself for?" What is the one thing which we, any of us,...
letter icon Letters/188: To Havelock Ellis., Harrow, 19th July., I am working so hard. I've never worked like this since I came to England. I could wr...
letter icon Letters/187: To Havelock Ellis., Harrow, 29th June., I feel almost mad to-day, I've had such a succession of painful reproaching letters. ...
letter icon Letters/186: To Havelock Ellis., Harrow, 26th June., I'm getting to love Landor so in your edition. I'm going to read all he’s writt...
letter icon Letters/185: To Havelock Ellis., Harrow, 22nd June., That prostitute is so darling. You would love her. Would you like to meet her? She wa...
letter icon Letters/184: To Havelock Ellis., Harrow, 21st June., I have had a fashionable prostitute here all day, such a sweet bright gentle woman. I...
letter icon Letters/183: To Havelock Ellis., Harrow, 29th May., Havelock, all day yesterday I was writing and thinking about the unity of the Universe...
letter icon Letters/182: To Havelock Ellis., Harrow, 27th May., I send you a bit of rough MS. as a specimen. Is it good enough to send to Press in its...
letter icon Letters/181: To Havelock Ellis., Harrow, 20th May., I love Burns more and more. I love that, "The Lark of Killyburn Braes." The best line ...
letter icon Letters/180: To Havelock Ellis., The Convent, Harrow, 20th May., No, I deny that you can see how Wilhelm Meister was made; you can see how...
letter icon Letters/179: To Havelock Ellis., The Convent, Harrow, 16th May., I’m not troubled about art. I'm trying to enlighten you! ... Oh, Ha...
letter icon Letters/178: To Havelock Ellis., The Convent, Harrow-On-The-Hill, 15th May., Got here an hour ago. Have a quiet dark room, and everything ...
letter icon Letters/177: To Havelock Ellis., Kilburn, 28th April., I'm going to stick up for Miss Haddon like old boots. Compared to those white-washe...
letter icon Letters/176: To Havelock Ellis., Kilburn, 26th April., I've not seen or spoken to anyone for eight days and I feel so hysterical that I'm ...
letter icon Letters/175: To Havelock Ellis., Kilburn, 19th April., I would like so much to have a child, but I couldn't bear to be married; neither co...
letter icon Letters/174: To Havelock Ellis., Kilburn, 10th April., I went to see Holman Hunt's Exhibition this afternoon. You must go to see it, my da...
letter icon Letters/173: To Havelock Ellis., The Convent, Kilburn (St. Dominic's), 6th April., It is so nice and quiet here. You can't think what a fe...
letter icon Letters/172: To Havelock Ellis., Southbourne-On-Sea, 1st April., Sweet comrade, I walked on the beach this evening. I like walking against...
letter icon Letters/171: To Havelock Ellis., Southbourne-On-Sea, 31st March., I do not think it will be very nice at Kilburn. But I am getting resigne...
letter icon Letters/170: To Havelock Ellis., Southbourne-On-Sea, 28th March., The last chapter of Undine, I mean when she dies, is not so bad. Will yo...
letter icon Letters/169: To Havelock Ellis., Southbourne-On-Sea, 22nd March., I am so worn out I can't go on much longer. I must go and live at the Co...
letter icon Letters/168: To Mrs. Cawood., Bournemouth, 19th March., Ach, dear friend, I do long so for a little Cape sunshine sometimes. Everything el...
letter icon Letters/167: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., Bournemouth, March., I had no idea Romola was so grand. How George Eliot seems to live again in it, a...
letter icon Letters/166: To Havelock Ellis., Bournemouth, 16th March., My Havelock, I am as seedy as ever. I am now in that state of mind in which one...
letter icon Letters/164: To Havelock Ellis., Bournemouth, 9th March., My own, you must not expect me to write much. For the first time, the last two d...
letter icon Letters/165: To Havelock Ellis., Bournemouth, 10th March., I never could ever have conceived of the problem till the last two years. But n...
letter icon Letters/163: To Havelock Ellis., Bournemouth, 1st March., Mrs.- comes to see me every afternoon. She says it helps her so much. I feel so ...
letter icon Letters/162: To Havelock Ellis., Bournemouth, 27th Feb., Your letter was so sweet this morning. If you go to Australia I'd like to go as f...
letter icon Letters/161: To Havelock Ellis., Bournemouth, 24th Feb., The doctor says that I must keep quite still. I feel so happy and quiet somehow, ...
letter icon Letters/160: To Havelock Ellis., Bournemouth, 23rd Feb., Much better, but doctor says I will have to keep quite still on my back for some ...
letter icon Letters/159: To Havelock Ellis., Bournemouth, 19th Feb., I am very ill. I shall have to go to London if I do not get better. I am worse th...
letter icon Letters/158: To Havelock Ellis., Shanklin, 6th Feb., Mrs. Hinton, without saying a word to me, wrote to - that I was very ill, hadn't eate...
letter icon Letters/157: To Havelock Ellis., Shanklin, 4th Feb., I can hardly walk, my legs are so bad. I'm going to try Bournemouth. I have such desp...
letter icon Letters/156: To Havelock Ellis., Shanklin, 2nd Feb., My Havelock, I send you Ray Lankester's letter to me and mine to him. Will you do me ...
letter icon Letters/155: To Havelock Ellis., Shanklin, 31st Jan., Yes, I have developed faster than ever in my life before, except that year at Dordre...
letter icon Letters/154: To Havelock Ellis., Shanklin, 23rd Jan., I am much troubled about my head. I have a terrible feeling I shall never be able to...
letter icon Letters/153: To Havelock Ellis., Shanklin, 20th Jan., I am changed, but it is not to you. An instinct, I think of self-preservation, is ma...
letter icon Letters/152: To Havelock Ellis., Shanklin, 17th Jan., You don't understand the horror I have of talking of myself and my own feelings, and...
letter icon Letters/151: To Havelock Ellis., Royal Spa Hotel, Shanklin, 16th Jan., Perhaps when I have been here a few weeks I shall begin to write le...
letter icon Letters/150: To Havelock Ellis., 16, Portsea Place, 12th Jan., Just starting. All in a dream. Address Shanklin.,
letter icon Letters/149: To Havelock Ellis., 16, Portsea Place, 8th Jan., I went by myself to the Millais pictures this morning. I hate Millais more t...
letter icon Letters/147: To Miss Louie Ellis., Thank you for your nice long letter. I've been dreaming about over my work all day but haven't done muc...
letter icon Letters/148: To Havelock Ellis., 16, Portsea Place, 3rd Jan., I can’t marry, Henry, I can't, and some awful power seems drawing me o...
letter icon Letters/146: To Havelock Ellis., 16, Portsea Place, 29th Dec., The policeman has been to apologise to me, sent by the mutual friend but th...
letter icon Letters/145: To Havelock Ellis., 16, Portsea Place, 26th Dec., My Havelock, a policeman wanted to take me to prison yesterday because I wa...
letter icon Letters/144: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., 16, Portsea Place, 25th Dec., Life, from the time one enters it, seems to be a battle between the dut...
letter icon Letters/143: To Havelock Ellis., 16, Portsea Place, 18th Dec. (2nd letter)., My heart is getting worse and worse. I think it is the bad dr...
letter icon Letters/142: To Havelock Ellis., 16, Portsea Place, 18th Dec., I went to see an old woman in Bolsover St., she is a procuress I can see, a...
letter icon Letters/141: To Havelock Ellis., 16, Portsea Place, 1st Dec., Shall I sign the Ruskin paper for you? It's just to say we feel real sympath...
letter icon Letters/140: To Havelock Ellis., 16, Portsea Place, 30th Nov., I'm so well, and that's the crown blessing, when I think of the agony in wh...
letter icon Letters/139: To Havelock Ellis., 16, Portsea Place, 27th Nov., I am just sitting down to my writing. I really am going to sit to-day. I'm ...
letter icon Letters/138: To Havelock Ellis., 16, Portsea Place, 20th Nov., Please, when you have time, put me down the names of six especially good bo...
letter icon Letters/137: To Havelock Ellis., 16, Portsea Place, 16th Nov., Never, except perhaps when I was at Dordrecht, has my mind worked and expan...
letter icon Letters/136: To Havelock Ellis., 16, Portsea Place, 9th Nov., Harry, I feel tired and heartsore to-night. What if there's nothing true, no...
letter icon Letters/135: To Havelock Ellis. , 16, Portsea Place, 6th Nov., I went to Mrs. Hinton's last night; they were so nice. But if I am to work ...
letter icon Letters/134: To Havelock Ellis. , 16, Portsea Place, 5th Nov., Scribbling and thinking all day. How is it my mind takes such a long time ...
letter icon Letters/133: To Havelock Ellis. , 16, Portsea Place, 3rd Nov., I felt so sad last night, my comrade, I haven’t felt that kind of bl...
letter icon Letters/132: To Havelock Ellis. , 16, Portsea Place, 31st Oct., Arnold White has been here. He's a tall, handsome man, rather stout, abou...
letter icon Letters/131: To Havelock Ellis. , 16, Portsea Place, 29th Oct., My landlady has given me notice to leave at once because I have so many m...
letter icon Letters/130: To Havelock Ellis. , 16, Portsea Place, 28th Oct., Chest bad but better. … I am going to write to that Arnold White; i...
letter icon Letters/129: To Havelock Ellis. , 16, Portsea Place, 27th Oct., I don't like Michael Field's letter, not at all. She's false and artificia...
letter icon Letters/128: To Havelock Ellis. , 16, Portsea Place, 26th Oct., Have just come back from Dr. Philpot's. Ray Lankester was there. He is t...
letter icon Letters/127: To Havelock Ellis. , 16, Portsea Place, 24th Oct., It seems so nice to talk a little to you. I got back about 1 to-day. I w...
letter icon Letters/126: To Havelock Ellis. , 16, Portsea Place, 6th Oct., I'm working at my dress to-night. I can't do stiff brain work. I have no c...
letter icon Letters/125: To Havelock Ellis. , 5th Oct. (2nd letter)., Miss Müller came and took me for a drive this afternoon; we went to Wimble...
letter icon Letters/124: To Havelock Ellis. , 16, Portsea Place, 5th Oct., A splendid flash, a whole story, this morning, so lovely, about a rich gr...
letter icon Letters/123: To Mrs. Cawood. , London, 5th Oct., Ach, I would like to see old Africa a bit, I would like to smell the mimosa trees. I oft...
letter icon Letters/118: To Havelock Ellis. , 16, Portsea Place, 18th Sept., The thought suddenly came to me this evening that - had come back. (Yo...
letter icon Letters/119: To Havelock Ellis. , 16, Portsea Place, 28th Sept., I have been reading Diana of the Crossways all day. Isn't it splendid! ...
letter icon Letters/120: To Havelock Ellis. , 16, Portsea Place, 29th Sept., Yesterday D - came; he says I'm not to work for a week. He took me to ...
letter icon Letters/121: To Mrs. J. H. Phllpot. , 16, Portsea Place, 4th Oct., I think Diana of the Crossways the most fascinating novel that has be...
letter icon Letters/122: To Mrs. Cawood. , 16, Portsea Place, 5th Oct., I've a great many friends who are very loving to me, but sometimes I feel ve...
letter icon Letters/117: To Havelock Ellis. , 16, Portsea Place, 14th Sept., Dr. Wilks and Mrs. Barnes called thi...
letter icon Letters/116: To Havelock Ellis. , 16, Portsea Place, 11th Sept. (2nd letter)., Only fit to walk abo...
letter icon Letters/115: To Havelock Ellis. , 16, Portsea Place, 11th Sept., Sat up almost the whole night writ...
letter icon Letters/114: To Havelock Ellis. , 16, Portsea Place, 3rd Sept., I don't think I am going to the Isl...
letter icon Letters/113: To Havelock Ellis. , 16, Portsea Place, 2nd Sept., I am starting off to Ventnor on Fri...
letter icon Letters/112: To Havelock Ellis. , 16, Portsea Place, 25th Aug., I am going to bed. D - came for a few min...
letter icon Letters/111: To Havelock Ellis. , 16, Portsea Place, 21st Aug., I am writing hard. I am going to be ...
letter icon Letters/110: To Havelock Ellis. , 16, Portsea Place, 19th Aug., Yes, passion has its beautiful side,...
letter icon Letters/109: To Havelock Ellis. , 16, Portsea Place, 18th Aug (2nd letter)., Oh, Henry, when passion ...
letter icon Letters/108: To Havelock Ellis. , 16, Portsea Place, 17th Aug., Last night D - came in. He said a fu...
letter icon Letters/107: To Havelock Ellis. , 16, Portsea Place, 16th Aug., Have been so industrious writing sinc...
letter icon Letters/106: To Havelock Ellis. , 16, Portsea Place, 14th Aug., I was awake nearly all night with my ...
letter icon Letters/105: To Havelock Ellis. , 16, Portsea Place, 11th Aug., Have been lying down all day, but bet...
letter icon Letters/104: To Havelock Ellis., 16, Portsea Place, London, 10th Aug., My Havelock comrade, I am still so stupid and going to bed. (Later....
letter icon Letters/103: 5th Aug. (2nd letter)., I have been snuffing glycerine and can see a little better. I have got out my papers and am trying to...
letter icon Letters/102: To Havelock Ellis., ? 5th Aug., I am writing to St. Leonards to see if I can go there if I get worse. I feel very desolate., ...
letter icon Letters/101: 16, Portsea Place, 4th Aug. (2nd letter)., Havelock, all day to-day I looked for rooms till three o'c1ock. Then I arranged to...
letter icon Letters/100: To Havelock Ellis. , ? 4th Aug., Suffocated all night. Have been rushing all over the place for rooms where I can breathe. H...
letter icon Letters/99: To Havelock Ellis., ? 3rd Aug., I have been sitting out on the rocks alone till ten o‘clock. They are rough rocks that ...
letter icon Letters/98: To Havelock Ellis., ? 2nd Aug., My asthma is still bad. I think it is the little close house. I have been out on the hill and...
letter icon Letters/97: To Havelock Ellis., Upper Baker St., 23rd July., I don't know what is the matter with me that I long for quiet so, just for t...
letter icon Letters/96: To Havelock Ellis., Upper Baker St., 20th July., Donkin says Gladstone likes the African Farm so much.,
letter icon Letters/95: To Havelock Ellis., Upper Baker St., 3rd July., I've been to Dr. Donkin. I enclose his prescription. Feel better. He was so k...
letter icon Letters/94: To Havelock Ellis., Upper Baker St., 2nd July., Please love me. I wish I could believe anything was real. I want to be alone ...
letter icon Letters/93: To Havelock Ellis., Upper Baker St., 29th June., I have had to lie down all day; couldn’t go with Philip to Lady Wilde’...
letter icon Letters/92: To Havelock Ellis., Upper Baker St., 27th June., The old ladies have given me notice! I had a long talk with Moore. No man is...
letter icon Letters/91: To Havelock Ellis., Upper Baker St., 17th June., I have to harden myself or I couldn’t be strong and work. You don't re...
letter icon Letters/90: To Havelock Ellis., Upper Baker St., 15th June., George Moore has been here all the evening. He is a real man of genius.,
letter icon Letters/89: To Havelock Ellis., Upper Baker St., 29th May., If your mind is like mine you won't be able to write much while you are readi...
letter icon Letters/88: To Havelock Ellis., Upper Baker St., 24th May., I found my two dear old maids so glad to see me when I got home. I am going t...
letter icon Letters/87: To Havelock Ellis., Upper Baker St., 22nd May., You know I am getting fond of my good old maids. I can't live with people wit...
letter icon Letters/85: To Havelock Ellis. , Upper Baker St., 18th May., I don't wish I was a little child now. I'm a big woman. I feel very happy t...
letter icon Letters/86: To Havelock Ellis., Upper Baker St., 20th May., The old maids are good tempered to-night.,
letter icon Letters/84: To Havelock Ellis., 41, Upper Baker St., London, 17th May., This afternoon Philip Marston and Rider Haggard called. I had suc...
letter icon Letters/83: To Havelock Ellis., Hastings, 5th May., I think Eleanor is coming to meet me at Charing Cross, but I have to hear from her ag...
letter icon Letters/82: To Havelock Ellis. , Hastings, 4th May., I have been making observations now for many years and I have come to te conclusion ...
letter icon Letters/81: To Havelock Ellis., Hastings, 3rd May., I have just discovered from Bagehot that I what I am trying to do is to make my work ...
letter icon Letters/80: To Havelock Ellis., Hastings, 1st May., The swelling is almost gone. I'm scribbling to-day. It's ten days since I last wrote....
letter icon Letters/79: To Havelock Ellis., Hastings, 26th April., All day and all last night I have been quivering and vibrating. I wonder if you ev...
letter icon Letters/78: To Havelock Ellis., Hastings, 14th April., I am a bit weary and heartsore. My chest isn’t right; it will never be like ...
letter icon Letters/77: To Havelock Ellis., Hastings, 13th April., I am alright. But my legs always ache. I don’t know how or why they ache, or...
letter icon Letters/76: To Havelock Ellis., Hastings, 11th April., I have been working all the morning, but now I must give in and read French. ... L...
letter icon Letters/75: To Havelock Ellis., Hastings, 10th April., If you're a good boy when you come I’ve got a lovely little story to tell yo...
letter icon Letters/74: To Havelock Ellis., Hastings, 9th April., You know I think the brain works hard when one is not conscious of its working. I t...
letter icon Letters/73: To Havelock Ellis., Hastings, 8th April., I have just received this. Please go and see them and tell me just how Aveling is. ...
letter icon Letters/72: To Havelock Ellis., Hastings, 5th April., My mind struck work to-day and I have been doing needlework. ... Roden Noel returns...
letter icon Letters/71: To Havelock Ellis., Hastings, 4th April., I am better. I am going nearly mad with my work. I have written this half chapter o...
letter icon Letters/70: To Havelock Ellis., Hastings, 2nd April., I can't get out. I sprained my leg on that long walk. Roden Noel called yesterday, ...
letter icon Letters/69: To Havelock Ellis., Hastings, 1st April., If I was to be in love with anyone else and tell you about it would you be able to ...
letter icon Letters/68: To Havelock Ellis,, Hastings, 29th March., Oh Havelock, when I have even £200 of my own, so that once again I can have t...
letter icon Letters/67: To Havelock Ellis., Hastings, 29th March., Only about 130 pages revised, and four or five hundred more! When will it be done?...
letter icon Letters/66: To Havelock Ellis., Hastings, 22nd March., I have got up very early, have had an egg and some bread and some squeezed lemon (...
letter icon Letters/65: To Havelock Ellis., Hastings, 21st March., All the last eight days I have a most terrible headache that never leaves me. I fe...
letter icon Letters/64: To Havelock Ellis., Hastings, 20th March., Can one talk of a "croning" laugh? I say “Rebekah laughed the small croning ...
letter icon Letters/63: To, Havelock Ellis., Hastings, 13th March., I went to Pevensey in the afternoon. It was so beautiful. Here are three daisies ...
letter icon Letters/62: To Havelock Ellis., Hastings, 12th March., Miss Müller called to-day. We had a long and very delightful talk. ... No, I ...
letter icon Letters/61: To Havelock Ellis., Hastings, 10th March., Miss Müller called to-day, but I didn't feel that I wanted to see her. I sent...
letter icon Letters/60: To Havelock Ellis., Hastings, 9th March., I fight always so hard to keep all sad hopeless thoughts from me, because they sap ...
letter icon Letters/59: To Havelock Ellis., Hastings, 7th March., I had pretty bad asthma last night. ... I'm glad I'm a member of the New Life, but ...
letter icon Letters/58: To Havelock Ellis., Hastings, 4th Mar., I've not worked yet to-day. Been doing all sorts of little things. I am very well. I ...
letter icon Letters/57: To Havelock Ellis., Hastings, 4th Mar., I am going to finish off my scandal-talking women to-day. Somehow I can't bear them. ...
letter icon Letters/56: To Havelock Ellis., Hastings, 3rd Mar., My Aunt Rolland is my mother’s sister, married a French missionary, and went ou...
letter icon Letters/55: To Havelock Ellis., Hastings, 2nd Mar., I have been looking at that life of Schopenhauer to-day. If I had ever read him, or e...
letter icon Letters/54: To Havelock Ellis., Hastings, 28th Feb., I sent the George Sand portrait to my brother without saying anything. He says it's ...
letter icon Letters/53: To Havelock Ellis., Hastings, 26th Feb., I have not read at all to-day, or thought about anything, but Bertie and Rebekah. I ...
letter icon Letters/52: To Havelock Ellis., Hastings, 24th Feb., After my fifteen hours work of course I lay awake all night. Up early this morning a...
letter icon Letters/51: To Havelock Ellis., Hastings, 23rd Feb., I am always giving you trouble. Now you have to go running about my bag again! I'm g...
letter icon Letters/50: To Havelock Ellis., 19, Charlotte St., 10th Feb., I am vaguely conscious that in moral questions I am still, as I have been f...
letter icon Letters/49: To Havelock Ellis. , 4, Robertson Terrace, 5th Feb., I am getting so much better that I really don't need to go to London. I...
letter icon Letters/48: To Havelock Ellis. , 4, Robertson Terrace, 3rd Feb , I'm as lively as a young cricket this morning. I am going to try and wr...
letter icon Letters/47: To Havelock Ellis. , 4, Robertson Terrace, 2nd Feb, Is that George Sand? It's funny that when I looked it as I took it out of...
letter icon Letters/46: To Havelock Ellis., 4, Robertson Terrace, 1st Feb., I am better. I am coming to London on Friday. It’s glorious to be b...
letter icon Letters/45: To Havelock Ellis. , 4, Robertson Terrace, 31st Jan., Please look out for rooms for me for to-day week. My chest is getting ...
letter icon Letters/44: To Havelock Ellis., 4, Robertson Terrace, 30th Jan., Alfred St. Johnston is going to publish my life after I am dead. He want...
letter icon Letters/43: To Havelock Ellis., 4, Robertson Terrace, 29th Jan., I can't tell why it is that when it begins to get dark in the evening ti...
letter icon Letters/42: To Havelock Ellis., 4, Robertson Terrace, 28th Jan., My chest is getting worse, but my head is wonderfully clearer. To-day I ...
letter icon Letters/41: To Havelock Ellis. , 4, Robertson Terrace, 27th Jan., The doctor has been and I put my rug round me and I sat in the chair w...
letter icon Letters/40: To Havelock Ellis. , 4, Robertson Terrace, 20th Jan., Could you find out what the price of rooms in Gower Street is? ... My ...
letter icon Letters/39: To Havelock Ellis., 4, Robertson Terrace, 12th Jan., Yes, I used to have that feeling of a power bearing me up, that would le...
letter icon Letters/38: To Havelock Ellis., 4, Robertson Terrace, 10th Jan., Last night I couldn't lie and rest. In my half-asleep state I prayed and...
letter icon Letters/37: To Havelock Ellis. , 4, Robertson Terrace, 10th Jan., Keep me close to you. I have of late such dead feeling emotionally. I t...
letter icon Letters/35: To Havelock Ellis., 4, Robertson Terrace, 6th Jan., When I've had something to eat (I am faint now, lying on my back on the b...
letter icon Letters/36: To Havelock Ellis. , 4, Robertson Terrace, 9th Jan., I have been in a dead dream all day. To-morrow I mean to work all day. ...
letter icon Letters/34: To Havelock Ellis. , 4, Robertson Terrace, 5th Jan., I dislike the article of Myers on Renan very much. His assertion that Ge...
letter icon Letters/33: To Havelock Ellis., 4, Robertson Terrace, 4th Jan., I have read some of Myers' essays. He writes well and I like his mind, it...
letter icon Letters/32: To Havelock Ellis., 4, Robertson Terrace, St. Leonards, 28th Dec., My Harry, can you come on Monday? I like Myers' poems bett...
letter icon Letters/31: To Havelock Ellis. , St. Leonards, 7th Nov., I think my brother liked your article on the Woman Question. He likes me to like...
letter icon Letters/30: To Mrs. Cawood. , 39, Belgrade Road, London, 13th Sept., I haven't changed a bit in the way you fancy, though I have changed...
letter icon Letters/29: To Havelock Ellis. , Bole Hill, 27th Aug., I am going to begin work now. I miss you more than I thought I should. … I f...
letter icon Letters/28: To Miss Louie Ellis., Bole Hill., I don't know if Ellis is writing to you. I want to write to you. I'm glad you have been hav...
letter icon Letters/27: To Havelock Ellis., Bole Hill, 15th July., When will you be coming it you do come? You will have your meals here. My chest is...
letter icon Letters/26: To Miss Louie Ellis. , Aspley Guise, 2nd July, Dear Louie,, Thank you for your letter. I'm glad you all liked “New Ru...
letter icon Letters/25: To Mrs. Cawood., Edinburgh House, St. Leonards, 20th March., ... The great pleasure to me however has been the meeting of som...
letter icon Letters/24: To Mrs. Cawood. , Rose Cottage, Bexhill, 15th Nov., I am having to go back to St. Leonard's on account of my chest. ..., I ho...
letter icon Letters/23: To Mrs. Cawood., St. Leonards-On-Sea, 19th Oct., You see I have left my dear old London, ordered away by the doctors, and hav...
letter icon Letters/22: To Mrs. Cawood., 11, Porchester Gardens, London, 11th July, Will came to say goodbye to me on Thursday. We had a very happy t...
letter icon Letters/21: To Mrs. Cawood. , 81, Guilford Street, Russell Square, London, 14th May., Dear old friend, so you won't write to me, won'...
letter icon Letters/20: To Mrs. Cawood., Eastbourne, 3rd Oct., I leave on Saturday for London to enter the Endell Street Hospital for three months to...
letter icon Letters/19: To Mrs. Cawood., Eastbourne, 15th Aug., I don’t think when we human beings really love one another we can ever leave of...
letter icon Letters/18: To Clifford Cawood (Now Mrs. Stanley)., Eastbourne, 7th May., I came with the intention of becoming a nurse, but since I have...
letter icon Letters/17: To Mrs. Cawood. , Ratel Hoek, 26th Feb., ... Now that the time for leaving begins to come near I begin to feel a great pain a...
letter icon Letters/16: To Mrs. Cawood. , Ratel Hoek, 24th Feb., From seven years to eleven or twelve they should not study too hard, but after that ...
letter icon Letters/15: To Mrs. Cawood., Ratel Hoek, 4th Feb., Who do you think was here to-day, Mr. Stoffel Fouche! He came to get me he said, and h...
letter icon Letters/14: To Mrs. Cawood., Ratel Hoek, 24th Jan., Now as to my coming to you. It is as though someone held out a very nice ripe apple t...
letter icon Letters/13: To Mrs. Cawood., Ratel Hoek, 9th Jan., I wish I could see you. Perhaps it would give you a little happiness, and it would do ...
letter icon Letters/12: To Mrs. Cawood., Ratel Hoek, 27th Dec., I am going to leave this in May, and if I haven't got a situation by that time perhap...
letter icon Letters/11: To Mrs. Cawood., Ratel Hoek, 10th Sept., I am beginning to understand for the first time your wish to live to be an old woman...
letter icon Letters/10: To Mrs. Cawood., Ratel Hoek, 4th Aug., And now I'm going to quarrel with you. What do you mean by going to Cradock and stayin...
letter icon Letters/9: To Mrs. Cawood., Ratel Hoek, 24th April., Love, smoke and a cough cannot long be hid! You say you wish it had been my own eng...
letter icon Letters/7: To Mrs. Cawood. , Seymour, 17th Jan., ... My year at Ratel Hoek is up on the 10th May, and if I wished I could leave, and I h...
letter icon Letters/8: To Katie; Her Sister., Tarkastad, 10th March., ...I am now in Tarkastad, waiting for Mr. Martin to come and fetch me. I am mu...
letter icon Letters/6: To Mrs. Cawood. , Tarkastad, 9th Dec., I wish you were here to talk matters over with me. I know you always make my affairs ...
letter icon Letters/5: To Mrs. Cawood., Kat Kop, 4th Nov., Mother Fouche says that Stoffel is determined that, when Annie has been a year in Cradock...
letter icon Letters/4: To Mrs. Cawood. , Ratel Hoek, 8th Sept., ... I don't know how it is, I seem to have met more likeable people in the course of...
letter icon Letters/3: To Willie Cawood (the second son)., Ratel Hoek, 4th April., I suppose by this time you've quite forgotten me and when you get...
letter icon Letters/2: To Mrs. Cawood., Ratel Hoek, 8th Sept., I have thought so much of you, and you would hardly believe how I wish to see you. Yo...


collection icon SCCSTheLife: NLSA Cape Town, Special Collections. A number of nearly complete Schreiner letters appear in The Life of Olive Schreiner. These are included here for the sake of completeness. However, as the originals were destroyed by Cronwright-Schreiner, the extent to which he has edited and changed content cannot by gauged. Where any originals survive, they indicate a range of changes by him, and so caution should be exercised in referring to content.
letter icon Life/5: [page/s missing] I would not reply to your letter were it not that it has made me feel I may have been unjust to [word missin...
letter icon Life/6: I have made it a fixed rule of my life never to countenance interviewing in any way or in any of its forms. The whole of the ...


collection icon SCCSTheLettersRemaining: NLSA Cape Town, Special Collections. This set of Cronwright-Schreiner extracts are of letters which appear in The Letters of Olive Schreiner, and regarding which there are typescripts made by him in the NLSA collections. They are included here for the sake of completeness. However, when surviving original letters can be compared, these show that Cronwright-Schreiner often changed or even bowdlerised in producing his versions. Considerable caution should therefore be used in referring to their content.
letter icon Letters/476: To Mrs. Francis Smith., De Aar, 6th Nov., ... Long ago when I was a girl of 15, a girl whom I had known very slightly all my ...
letter icon Letters/475: To Miss E. Hobhouse., (Undated.? De Aar, 1908.), ... When my husband comes down for the long session I shall try to find some...
letter icon Letters/474: To Mrs. Francis Smith., De Aar, Sept., ... I have been re-reading that Elizabeth and her German Garden you sent me. It's very...
letter icon Letters/473: To Mrs. Francis Smith., Tamboer's Kloof, Cape Town, 27th June., ... I seem to have so strangely little connection with South ...
letter icon Letters/472: To Mrs. Francis Smith., De Aar, 2nd June., ... It often has seemed to me that there is a form of danger for delicate women. I...
letter icon Letters/471: To Mrs. Francis Smith., Matjesfontein, 7th May., ... The Cape girl is so bound to think that all persons who are not quite yo...
letter icon Letters/470: To Mrs. Francis Smith., Matjesfontein, 9th April., ... It's funny to me to think of your having the little son christened. It...
letter icon Letters/469: To Mrs. Francis Smith., De Aar, 22nd Oct., ... The most important event of my childhood was the birth of a little sister, and...
letter icon Letters/468: To Mrs. Francis Smith., Sea Point, 25th Aug., ... Rather a beautiful little thing has happened since I was down here. One of ...
letter icon Letters/467: To Mrs. Francis Smith., Hanover, 6th June., ... Yes, you are wonderfully right about my brother Will. He is the most generous...
letter icon Letters/466: To Mrs. Francis Smith., Hanover, 19th April., ... I hope next month to get away for a few days and go to see a Mission Statio...
letter icon Letters/465: To Mrs. Francis Smith., Hanover, 1st Feb., ... My friend Havelock Ellis, between whom and myself exists an absolutely unbroke...
letter icon Letters/464: To Mrs. Francis Smith., De Aar, 11th Sept., ... I am now at De Aar in a strange sort of place they call an Hotel. It was buil...
letter icon Letters/463: To Mrs. Francis Smith., Hanover, 10th Sept., ... Many people have been surprised that I said Heine's grave was the most sacre...
letter icon Letters/462: To Mrs. E. J. Stanley (Clifford Cawood)., Isn't it sad at Ganna Hoek now the dear wonderful spirit that seemed its life has g...
letter icon Letters/461: To Miss Dora Cawood., Cape Town, 20th April., I have just seen the notice in the paper that my dearly loved old friend has go...
letter icon Letters/460: To Mrs. Francis Smith., Hanover, South Africa, 12th July., ... I suppose there is no man in England who understands anything ...
letter icon Letters/459: To Mrs. Francis Smith., Cape Town, 14th May., ... The week after next Parliament ends, and we return to Hanover. It has been ...
letter icon Letters/458: To Havelock Ellis., Cape Town, 13th May., No, I don't agree that one wants sympathy and love less as one grows older. What I ...
letter icon Letters/457: To. Havelock Ellis., Hanover, 9th Nov., I have been reading for the first time in my life several French novels in succession...
letter icon Letters/456: To Miss Emily Hobhouse., Hanover, 3rd April., I have been reading your book., Given the conditions, it seems to me you have d...
letter icon Letters/455: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., Hanover, 11th Mar., Yes, I long greatly sometimes to see my old friends. I was thinking last night ho...
letter icon Letters/454: To Mrs. Anna Purcell., Hanover, 29th Nov., Did I tell you that we met General De Wet at Colesberg Junction and had ten minute...
letter icon Letters/453: To Mrs. Anna Purcell., Hanover, 30th Sept., Why is it that beautiful things make one cry, and terrible things only turn one h...
letter icon Letters/452: To Mrs. Mary King Roberts., Newlands, Capetown, 8th Jan., My husband, Cronwright Schreiner, is going home to England by this ...
letter icon Letters/451: To Miss Adela Villiers (later Mrs. Francis Smith.), Newlands, Cape Town, 10th Dec., ...Oh, this is a wicked wicked war. When ...
letter icon Letters/450: To Miss Adela Villiers (later Mrs. Francis Smith)., Morley's Hotel, Trafalgar Square, 12th July., ...The only point in which ...
letter icon Letters/449: To J. T. Lloyd., Kimberley, Dec., I am copying out that book on South Africa - but really on everything in heaven and earth! ...
letter icon Letters/448: To J. T. Lloyd., The Homestead, Kimberley, 14th Dec., I am sorry to leave this dear little house even for a year. Life has ne...
letter icon Letters/447: To J. T. Lloyd., Kimberley, ? Aug., No, I don't mind anything said about my books, they are given to the world. I don't like ...
letter icon Letters/446: To J. T. Lloyd., Kimberley, 2nd Mar., What is the feeling at Johannesburg, that Rhodes will regain his power and carry out hi...
letter icon Letters/445: To J. T. Lloyd., Kimberley (apparently early in 1896)., Yes, I believe Rhodes has fallen for ever. My feelings are a strange ...
letter icon Letters/444: To S. C. C. S., Kimberley, 10th Mar., I am sure no child can ever realise what the feeling of a true “motherhearted" mo...
letter icon Letters/443: To Mrs. John Brown., (? Date.), You know that in the depths of my heart I have such a yearning pity for you. ... The infinite...
letter icon Letters/442: To Mrs. John Brown., Kimberley, 7th Mar., Cron is away at Cape Town attending the Congress. ... I and my funny little help ar...
letter icon Letters/441: To S. C. C. S., Kimberley, 6th Mar., Dear love, it is terrible to love anything so much as I love you.,
letter icon Letters/440: To S. C. C. S., ?Kimberley, 28th Feb., While you are at Rondebosch go for a walk in my dear wood and see that old Summer Hous...
letter icon Letters/439: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., Kimberley, 3rd Nov., I am writing the baby a little book; every day I write a little to it; so that, ...
letter icon Letters/438: To S. C. C. S., Kimberley, 7th Oct., It's strange how the slightest uncertainty distresses and unnerves me; I never knew anyo...
letter icon Letters/437: To S. C. C. S., Kimberley, 3rd Oct., It's strange to think you'll be at the old place, more instinct with intense emotion for...
letter icon Letters/436: To S. C. C. S., Kimberley, 2nd Oct., Think out your speech for the Cradock dinner. I want it to be so good. ... It's wonderfu...
letter icon Letters/435: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., The Homestead, Near Kimberley, 8th Aug., My husband says he's going to stay in the room all the while...
letter icon Letters/434: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., Krantz Plaats, 10th July., There's a great fuss among the servants to-night. Kroon, the Hottentot her...
letter icon Letters/433: To Mrs. John Brown., Krantz Plaats, 31st May., I know Cron would love you both. It is so beautiful to me the way in which he ...
letter icon Letters/432: To Miss Adela Villiers (later Mrs. Francis Smith)., Krantz Plaatz, Cradock, 21st April., ... You wouldn't know me again, I am...
letter icon Letters/431: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., Beach Hotel, East London, 13th Mar., , ...
letter icon Letters/430: To Miss Louie Ellis., Krantz Plaats, P.O. Halesowen, South Africa, 7th Mar., I wonder how the world goes with you. I was marr...
letter icon Letters/429: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., Krantz Plaats, 7th Mar., I am very well, and peacefully very happy. My dear husband is so tender and ...
letter icon Letters/428: To Havelock Ellis., Middelburg, 18th Feb., My Havelock and Edith, I am to be married on Saturday morning. I will write you ne...
letter icon Letters/427: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., Middelburg (Cape), 8th Nov., I wish you could meet my friend. His tenderness and goodness to me are s...
letter icon Letters/426: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., England (? Millthorpe),? Sept., I send you two of my friend's photos. Please let me trust that you an...
letter icon Letters/425: To Mrs. John Brown., Sheffield, 15th Sept., I am leaving for London on Monday to go to Eastbourne where I remain till I sail ...
letter icon Letters/424: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., Millthorpe (Sheffield), 11th Sept., The face has a very sweet almost childlike smile; in life its rea...
letter icon Letters/423: To Miss Louie Ellis., New College, Eastbourne, 25th May., I shall be back to-morrow. You don't know how sweet and good they a...
letter icon Letters/422: To Miss Adela Villiers (later Mrs. Francis Smith)., Grahamstown, South Africa, 15th Jan., ... I'm having a very splendid time...
letter icon Letters/421: To Miss Louie Ellis., Matjesfontein, 22nd Sept., Thank you for your beautiful letter. Dear, I looked quite beautiful in my dr...
letter icon Letters/420: To Mrs. John Brown., Schoonder St., Gardens, Cape Town, 17th May., My dear Friend,, It seems so long since I wrote you. I've ...
letter icon Letters/419: To Mrs. R. Cawood., Matjesfontein, 1891., My darling friend, it is very sad to think I shall never see Elsie. I am so glad sh...
letter icon Letters/418: To Havelock Ellis., Matjesfontein, 26th Jan., I cannot send the article this week. I must revise it first. It is much longer ...
letter icon Letters/417: To Havelock Ellis., Matjesfontein, 13th Jan., My Havelock, please do something for me. Write to the Nineteenth Century, the F...
letter icon Letters/416: To Havelock Ellis., Matjesfontein, 6th Nov., The pain in my stomach that I used to get when I had to eat before people was re...
letter icon Letters/415: To Havelock Ellis., Matjesfontein, 4th Nov., I have the most extreme humbleness with regard to my business faculties. I could...
letter icon Letters/414: To Havelock Ellis., Matjesfontein, 4th Sept., I do not ever think I have misunderstood people, but I feel small things done i...
letter icon Letters/413: To Havelock Ellis., Matjesfontein, 26th Aug., About Unwin's letter I'm sure you'll do much better than I should have done and...
letter icon Letters/412: To Havelock Ellis., Matjesfontein, 13th Aug., I've been writing and am now going to bed (10 o'clock). I am in all things able...
letter icon Letters/411: To Havelock Ellis,, Matjesfontein, 11th Aug., Boy, you seem so far away from me, hundreds of miles. I am sitting here alone i...
letter icon Letters/410: To Havelock Ellis., Matjesfontein, 30th July., I am sending you old Chapman's letter to me. His two years' right to African F...
letter icon Letters/409: To Mrs. R. Cawood., Matjesfontein (? In 1890)., Does Mr. Cawood know Lelie Kloof, and if he does how much is it worth?,
letter icon Letters/408: To Mrs. R. Cawood., Matjesfontein, Friday (? In 1890)., I have very bad asthma here; if it doesn't get better shall have to t...
letter icon Letters/407: To Havelock Ellis., Matjesfontein, 25th July., I've just got your letter. Thank you, but it wasn't a sweet letter. But one's ...
letter icon Letters/406: To Havelock Ellis., Matjesfontein., I've been talking so much to you all this week that now I sit down to write I seem to hav...
letter icon Letters/405: To Havelock Ellis., Matjesfontein, 18th July., I will come and stay with you and Louie, if you will have me, and you are not ...
letter icon Letters/404: To Havelock Ellis., Matjesfontein, 12th July., I spent some days in Worcester with Ettie on my way up and was very ill there....
letter icon Letters/403: To Havelock Ellis., Cape Town, 25th June., If Blackwood doesn't want to have it, take the MS. from him and do the best you ca...
letter icon Letters/402: To Havelock Ellis., Matjesfontein, 22nd June., I am going to Cape Town on Tuesday. I think I've told you this about ten times...
letter icon Letters/401: To Havelock Ellis., Matjesfontein, 18th June., I enclose letter to Blackwood. Do the best you can about the MS. Take it to Un...
letter icon Letters/400: To Mrs. R. Cawood., Matjesfontein, 16th June., You are very wicked not to like my allegories. I only wish I was half as good ...
letter icon Letters/399: To Havelock Ellis., Matjesfontein, 12th June., Such a funny thing happened to me the other afternoon. I was very happy and we...
letter icon Letters/398: To Havelock Ellis., Matjesfontein, 28th April., I am curiously alive and at work again. I am not getting on very fast because...
letter icon Letters/397: To Havelock Ellis., Matjesfontein, 20th April., It is one of those glorious and beautiful days on which simply to be alive is...
letter icon Letters/396: To Havelock Ellis., Matjesfontein, 15th April., I have finished a chapter this evening, so my mind feels nice and free. Harry...
letter icon Letters/395: To Havelock Ellis., Matjesfontein, 12th April., It's funny that I write so little to you, and think so much of you! If anothe...
letter icon Letters/394: To Havelock Ellis., Matjesfontein, 11th April., It is late. I am sitting up in my little room waiting for the mail-train from...
letter icon Letters/393: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., Matjesfontein, 5th April., I have never had such perfect health for ten years, never since I left the...
letter icon Letters/392: To Havelock Ellis., Cape Town, 7th March., I'm going to Matjesfontein on the 22nd of this month. ... Isn't it funny? My whole...
letter icon Letters/391: To Havelock Ellis., Mount Vernon, Cape Town, 3rd March., Old Rumenyi used to know George Sand well. He says I am so much like...
letter icon Letters/390: To Havelock Ellis., Cape Town, 24th Feb., Old Rumenyi, the great Hungarian violin player, is in Africa. I am seeing a great d...
letter icon Letters/389: To Havelock Ellis., Cape Town, 13th Feb., Everyone here is very kind to. me. Sometimes when I go to pay a chemist he says he ...
letter icon Letters/388: To Havelock Ellis., Cape Town, 6th Feb., It will be lovely when you are in Paris. I shall never live in London again, but in ...
letter icon Letters/387: To Havelock Ellis., Cape Town, 30th Jan., I am working delightfully. Yesterday I climbed to the top of Signal Hill. It was gl...
letter icon Letters/386: To Havelock Ellis., Cape Town, 21st Jan., There's a little verandah here before the drawing-room with a vine growing over it ...
letter icon Letters/385: To Havelock Ellis., Cape Town, 11th Jan., If you go to Paris, stop there, and, when I come back to Europe in a year or so, in...
letter icon Letters/384: To Havelock Ellis., Cape Town, 7th Jan., You seem much depressed in your letters, Havelock. Perhaps it was only the weather. ...
letter icon Letters/383: To Havelock Ellis., Mount Vernon, Cape Town, 4th Jan., My Havelock, I am sending the MS. of the Allegories. Please take care ...
letter icon Letters/382: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., Mount Vernon, Cape Town, 31st Dec., With me all goes very well. The sunshine is beautiful and my peop...
letter icon Letters/381: To Havelock Ellis., Cape Town, 31st Dec., I wish you were in the sun with me a little. It's beautiful and hot. I am working. ...
letter icon Letters/380: To Havelock Ellis., Mount Vernon, 18th Dec., I am sitting in my bedroom. “Dot" is sleeping on the bed. To-morrow they w...
letter icon Letters/379: To Havelock Ellis., Cape Town, 10th Dec., I and my sister-in-law have been for a walk up in the fir woods this evening. It's ...
letter icon Letters/378: To Mrs. Mary King Roberts., Mount Vernon, Cape Town, 8th Dec., I've travelled nearly three thousand miles since I came to thi...
letter icon Letters/377: To Havelock Ellis., Grahamstown, 27th Nov., I heard my mother was dying; the doctor telegraphed for me; I started on Friday e...
letter icon Letters/376: To Havelock Ellis., Cape Town, 23rd Nov., Thank you for the book; it looks interesting, but, as far as I've glanced at it, mi...
letter icon Letters/375: To Havelock Ellis., Ceres, 18th Nov., It is a beautifully hot day, such heat as is not known in England, hot and light. I sha...
letter icon Letters/374: To Havelock Ellis., Ceres, 17th Nov., I shall be so thankful when I can find a resting place to work in. Please send the £...
letter icon Letters/373: To Havelock Ellis., Ceres, 16th Nov., This is a little up-country village among the mountains. I got very ill at my beloved V...
letter icon Letters/372: To Havelock Ellis., Cape Town, 6th Nov., I feel very loving to you. Please write to me. It is so nice here. I am so numb and ...
letter icon Letters/371: To Havelock Ellis., Lisbon, 12th Oct., Got here an hour ago. Going on this afternoon. Better, only so weak. Write to me often...
letter icon Letters/370: To Havelock Ellis., “Norham Castle,” 9th Oct., Thank you for coming. I will write long letters. You must get on w...
letter icon Letters/369: To Havelock Ellis., London, 8th Oct., Better meet me at the East India Dock Basin, on board the “Norham Castle.” ...
letter icon Letters/368: (Same date.), Will you try to meet me at London Bridge on Wednesday morning and go with me to the Docks? It's a hard time her...
letter icon Letters/367: To Havelock Ellis., London, 7th Oct., Am better this morning. Will write or telegraph soon as I know hour of sailing.,
letter icon Letters/366: To Havelock Ellis., Eastbourne, 6th Oct., I shall sail on Wednesday. Coming up to London by the early train. I have a nurse a...
letter icon Letters/365: To Havelock Ellis., Eastbourne, 3rd Oct., Am all right to-day. Doctor injected morphia last night. My brother and sister are ...
letter icon Letters/364: To Havelock Ellis., Eastbourne, 1st Oct., I got here all right. Old landlady stormed at me for walking up and down. Am out lo...
letter icon Letters/363: To Havelock Ellis., London, 25th Sept., I am glad it was enjoyable in Paris. I am going up to London to-morrow to pack, to ge...
letter icon Letters/362: To Havelock Ellis., Edinburgh House, St. Leonards, 17th Sept., I am writing this at once because I want you to get it before ...
letter icon Letters/361: To Havelock Ellis., London, 7th Sept., I hope you will come on Monday. I shan't be able to go out for the day because it's Th...
letter icon Letters/360: To Havelock Ellis., Leas Hotel, Folkestone, 31st Aug., I’ve had to come on here because Amy Levy didn't like St. Leonar...
letter icon Letters/359: To Havelock Ellis., London, 28th Aug., This letter of Amy's may interest you. ... I am going to St. Leonard's with Amy Levy f...
letter icon Letters/357: To Havelock Ellis., London, 5th Aug., Will you come to see me some time next week? Ettie leaves on Friday and after that I sh...
letter icon Letters/358: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., London, 12th Aug., Stead came to see me on Saturday. I attacked him so violently for what I considere...
letter icon Letters/356: To Havelock Ellis., London, 23rd June., Yes, I am better than I have ever been in England. I am wanting to see you. That Frid...
letter icon Letters/355: To Havelock Ellis., Ladies' Chambers, Chenies St., London, 10th June., I can't work or think so I'm as well here as anywhere....
letter icon Letters/354: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., Brighton, 29th May., Yes, I'm going to lunch with Gladstone and Bret Harte.,
letter icon Letters/353: To Havelock Ellis., Medina Villas, West Brighton, 26th May., I don't think genius is at all less common among women than men,...
letter icon Letters/352: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., Knaphill, 20th May., When all my work is done I'll go into Society-in another world. You know I would...
letter icon Letters/351: To Havelock Ellis., Knaphill, 20th May., Am leaving for Brighton on Thursday But I doubt very much whether I ever shall be ab...
letter icon Letters/350: To Havelock Ellis., Knaphill, 17th May., Have very bad hay fever, am going to Brighton to look for rooms, and, if Brighton do...
letter icon Letters/349: To Havelock Ellis., Eastbourne, 9th May., I'm in a daze. Can't write. Going back to my little cottage at Knaphill to-morrow. ...
letter icon Letters/348: To Havelock Ellis., London, 25th April., Symons is a remarkable man. One can hardly say what he will be.,
letter icon Letters/347: To Havelock Ellis., 25, Montagu St., London, 15th April., I came on Saturday evening, late. I like to think you are near. I a...
letter icon Letters/346: To Dr. King Roberts., Paris., I went to Notre Dame to-day. Isn't it glorious? It seems to me something I have been looking fo...
letter icon Letters/345: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., Paris, 26th March., I am making dreams here at a great rate; I always do in Paris. Only they are all ...
letter icon Letters/344: To Mrs. J. H. Philpot., Mentone, 17th March., I wish I was large and strong and could put my arms round all the tired lonely ...
letter icon Letters/343: To Havelock Ellis., Mentone, 23rd Feb., I send a little Dream. If you think it's good enough for Fortnightly, send it on at o...
letter icon Letters/342: To Havelock Ellis., Mentone, 19th Feb., I have just come up from dinner. I am sitting at my little table before the fire. The...
letter icon Letters/341: To Havelock Ellis., Mentone, 17th Feb., Terrible attack of asthma last night; can't make out why. All right to-day; working ...


collection icon SCCSExtractsMSC26.2.16: NLSA Cape Town, Special Collections. The extracts here are all on small slips of paper in Cronwright-Schreiner's handwriting, taken from Olive Schreiner letters which he then destroyed. Most have also been edited by him as well. Considerable caution should therefore be employed in referring to their content.
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/1: …There’s a very nice leader in the E. P. Herald on your letter. Fan says our letters have been a comfort to Will....
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/2: …My Cron, Won’t you please go this afternoon, my Sweet? It will comfort me so, your Olive. Do Chummie... ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/3: …I must go to Mrs Cawood’s this afternoon because I fancy my being here gives old John trouble though he doesn’...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/4: …My own husband, I seem to want you more here than anywhere… Tell me if you are keeping well … Before I go ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/5: …As I remember Dordrecht it was a nice little town but I was only there a couple of months… I slept the whole of ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/6: …Dear, your little wife just wants to catch hold of your black curls. It’s strange how this place is connected wi...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/7: …We went to Drake’s yesterday. Old Wood wrote me a very nice letter giving me the morgen of land. If I’m al...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/8: …ill or killed… terrible day…,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/10: …Hope good meeting… , Mill is sleeping behind the stove & I’ve lighted your lamp on your table to make ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/11: …Last night the stars were so beautiful. I seem not to have seen them so beautiful & with such meaning to you…...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/12: … Oh my sweet Chummie, I hope it will be very nice seeing the bokkies (the trekbokke) & that you will be well all t...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/13: …I love you, my dear one. When I think of you my heart runs all out in little ripples of love to you… You’v...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/14: …I’m glad it was nice at Cradock & at dear old John’s (the farm)… Don’t trouble about bring...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/15: …Did I tell you the day or so after you went I went to see Mrs. Solly (in Kimberley). There were some lovely likenesses...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/18: …The little monkey is so sweet. This evening when he got cold & sleepy, he called & called to me, & when I ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/19: …My own husband, I never missed you as I did this afternoon. Such a terrible depression came over me when you went…...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/20: …Intuitions are strange things on the surface, but really there is nothing wonderful about them. They are simply based ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/21: …St Francis is the worst of all Saints to me; quite as human and tender as Jesus is represented to be… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/22: …It was so bad at Kroonstad… bad at Kroonstad that it actually delayed the train twenty minutes… it must ha...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/23: … Johannesburg does not seem like when you were here…,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/24: …I can be quite happy here or anywhere if you are with me and loving me… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/25: …The life at the Homestead I know and understand fully is quite impossible to a man of your constitution and temper…...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/26: …It is two weeks tomorrow since I came here. I have proved now that I can exist here at least as well as in Kimberley.…...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/27: Between the artist soul and God alone can never lie the awful answer to that question, is my work complete, is it the express...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/28: …When you look at my hand when I am dead, you will be able to think that that had hand never set one dot or one stroke ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/29: You know, my dear o one, ever since I was a little child, life in a city has always been intolerable to me. Only you could ma...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/30: …You know it’s very curious my curious horror of uncertainty that makes me hate all games of chance, all thing th...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/31: …has spent months, he says, searching all the old registers and Burgomasters’ books which they have had in the vi...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/32: …The asthma and cold are better but my heart is troubling me a good bit. I find the nitrate of amyl very good... ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/33: …It sees to me a ridiculous thing that you can’t transfer your articles from one state to another in South Africa...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/34: …Our little baby was born at a quarter past twelve on the morning of the 30th April 1895. I was put under chloroform an...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/35: …Yes, George Sand was an infinitely greater er woman than George Eliot, but not so finished an artist. Just as I think ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/36: …Haeckel was a second rate man, but a first-rate second-rate…,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/37: …Just got here. I had a good journey, when judging of as I do all journeys. Dear old Robert met me at the station &...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/38: …Leaving tomorrow to Pretoria, not returning here. Write Pretoria…,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/39: …You will get into your office today…, Have been lying down in bed all day day …. Our (looted) Our things a...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/40: …Your bedstead is smashed & the two side bars gone. Your old desk that you gave me has evidently been smashed open ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/41: …My experiences here have been painful. I am feeling so heart sore that if it were not for (some business affair), I wo...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/42: …I am feeling better since I got here; my brain seems resting a little… I hope you are not getting such a rush of...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/43: …I got here yesterday morning, & have not a touch of asthma as yet… I suppose Ollie goes with you to the offi...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/44: …It is heart breaking about our things in Johannesburg. Everything was smashed up & destroyed, but I’ve had t...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/45: …Fancy the bread turning wet & mouldy in one day on the lower shelf of the cupboard in the dining room… Ollie...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/46: …My own sweetheart, I wonder if you know how my heart is running out to you. Tomorrow is Alfred’s birthday & ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/48: …I have got into Naude’s house. It seems very nice to me only the papers are so bad…,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/49: …We are just leaving De Aar. One thinks only of our three dead men lying in the sand… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/52: …My darling Husband, if only you were here I would be so happy. I long for you so, more here than at home… The Pu...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/53: …Yesterday I spent the day at the Highlands with Mother. It is simply lovely there, the place is so beautiful you would...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/54: …I am so glad ‘Arriet is at the office” Yesterday I went to the Highlands. There was a big gathering in my ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/55: …I saw the governor yesterday Just after seeing him I got a terrible attack of the heart… but I took a lot of dig...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/56: …I have such a longing to see you. I think I never longed to see you so much & I know it’s so foolish… ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/57: …I am longing to see Arriet & the dogs & the two new babies. If you were here I wouldn’t mind staying but...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/59: …It has been a bitter disappointment to me that I could not leave on Friday. I don’t get any more good by staying...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/60: …Thinking of you Dear, coming meet you station tomorrow… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/61: …all the animals are well… flourishing… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/62: …Miss Viljoen’s brother from Johannesburg is here. He says the Uitlanders are very “opstanding”. He s...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/63: …frost the night before last… All the animals are well & sweet. Tommie & Emmie are learning too to come &...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/64: …In the Midland News I have seen the speech the (SA) Party delivered. It is exceedingly clever & polite; but rather...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/65: …Such a perfect day here, dear Husband, neither hot nor cold, perfect(ly) calm and still. Like a soul that has found th...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/66: …We I am tried, dear; we are very, very lonely here, I am so glad I came for the sake of the others… I have much ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/67: …We have had three days of the most awful dust & wind I have ever known in my life. Thick, thick clouds of white du...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/68: …I took dear little ‘Arriet out of the cage & let her lie with me on the bed all the afternoon & she swif...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/70: …I put the little mierkats with little food basket & took them out for a walk on to a little koppie near the town t...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/72: …Yesterday I went to look at the farm Uitkyk. It is very nice & open & clear & good food. I am only afraid ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/73: …Such a charming young British woman….. Who spends her life looking after the old grandfather who is 80; she need...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/74: …I felt so anxious about you last night, so curiously heavy & depressed. I could not sleep all night. How are you d...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/75: …We got here about an hour ago from Beaufort. We got to Beisjes poort on Thursday evening about 9 o’clock, as the...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/76: …It is a beautiful & morning, not a cloud in the sky, but the mountains all round are white with the snow, to Zwart...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/77: …I have not real asthma here, but it is in my chest & eyes… & my... I am not so fit but I do hope the ast...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/78: …Mrs Le Roux is very anxious you should come up here. I suppose you wouldn’t care to come up from Friday to Monda...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/79: …We all want you here so, Dear, n even the little wife… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/80: …The people here are very kind nice & kind; good food & everything very clean. I would like to see you, & t...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/81: …I hope you are feeling stronger & eating heaps. Eat, eat, eat, & don’t worry about anything, my darling…...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/82: …Yesterday there were a lot of strange dogs & people here & Tommie got a fright & ran away & wouldn’...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/85: …It was so beautiful to have you here. It all seems quite homelike now. I listen to the trains going past in the night ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/88: …Yes, you are very tired in body, my beloved, & tired a bit too in soul. I wonder sometimes if since you went to Jo...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/89: …I had a very acute attack of bronchitis; it was only by dear Miss Molteno getting me a hot bath & of three days su...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/90: …Ettie writes me that mother is very sinking & weak. Every note the little mother writes is about you coming & ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/91: …The mierkats are playing about me on the verandah. Miss Molteno & Miss Greene have gone for a walk. I’m afra...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/92: …When I said ‘chance’ in my other letter to you I should perhaps have said ‘fate’. But either c...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/93: …Oh it is such a glorious day, my husband. I wish you were here to go for a short walk over the hills in the exhilarati...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/95: …Arrived safely at Fraserburg Road, dear one. Will soon be at Uitkyk now; so happy to have been with you... ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/96: … We are going to Prince Albert on Monday next, Mr Le Roux driving the whole family over in two carts. I shall be there...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/97: …I had pleasant women & a good little boy in my carriage, & got here yesterday afternoon, looking so well that ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/98: …Neta lay on the ground & howled with delight when she saw me & then ran round & round till she fell on the...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/99: …There was a Welsh woman on the train who was going to join her husband at Beaufort West, & she always called him h...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/100: …I have sent the papers for the house, no doubt it will be papered quite in time, but what I fear is the smell of the p...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/102: …I had a terrible fright this morning. The black girl suddenly called out the mierkats were being attacked by a strange...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/103: …a little poem on the mierkats Miss Greene wrote on the train going to Port Elizabeth & sent me yesterday... , One ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/104: …I do hope you will find all well with your business in Hanover. You could not stand much more worry, so now I am as yo...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/105: …Returning Uitkyk Tuesday hope all well dear husband… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/106: …How does my darling feel? I wish train journeys mn did you good as they do me. I have no asthma here & am very wel...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/107: …We leave tomorrow for Uitkyk… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/108: …I am ill, so shall not be leaving soon - Returned Uitkyk last night... ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/110: …I think we shall surely leave tomorrow. I hope so, as I want to leave for Hanover this week if I can. I shall only sle...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/111: … I am ill, so shall not be leaving soon. Returned to Uitkyk last night… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/112: …I am leaving this on Tuesday for Hanover to go on to Bloemfontein on Thursday... Your wife who loves you... ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/113: …I am out of bed today but a bit shaky about the legs. I felt ill some days before I left Prince Albert but tried to fi...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/114: …I got here at five this morning. My chest is bad... I have a great pain in my chest. The Du Toits are very kind; she i...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/115: …I have not gone. My chest is very bad…, My chest has got much worse since I came to Hanover, such bad expectorat...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/116: …I am better much, but have a great pain in my chest & hands are swelled. I think it’s purely my heart…...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/117: …I wonder what plan we are going to make about the house. It seems to me it will all be right when you come. Your littl...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/118: …It seems so beautiful to think I shall see you here tomorrow. It has seemed as if we were never going to see anything ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/120: …Darling, we had the hottest journey down that any where in my life I have ever had. It was Hell. All the men were in t...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/122: …The Purcells are very sweet & kind... I have had no touch of asthma here. I long for Neta & Ollie & ‘...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/123: …My Dear Heart… This will reach you on Xmas Day, my darling. Surely some one will ask my Husband to go & have...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/125: …Good morning, my husband. I do hope you are still at Beaufort West & going to have a good Xmas Day with friends. I...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/126: …I have got your wire from Hanover saying you are there... I wonder what you get to eat & how it goes with my Cron ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/127: …I am leaving tomorrow morning… I felt so anxious about you in the night. I wondered if you were well & where...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/128: …You are now leaving Beaufort West. I got back here all right... All success be with you, darling, & better still, ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/129: …Better today dear husband. Hope all goes well... ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/130: …You are starting for ?Klein ?Zwartburg… , There is not much news to give you as I never go out or see anyone. Va...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/131: …Oom Jan ill, can’t come… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/132: …I hope some of your speeches will be like that long splendid little speech you made here. It was delivered so clearly ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/133: …I wonder people who are rich are ever sad, because you could always be giving something to someone & doing somethi...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/134: …all last week I was so ill that on Thursday I wrote to Ettie to be ready to send me a nurse from Cape Town if I wired ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/135: …Got your wire this morning saying meeting at Beaufort West…was great success. So glad… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/137: …There is a panic about fever... , Neta & Ollie are so sweet, they lie by you all day on the bed one on each side t...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/138: … I can’t remember the day of the week… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/141: …Am a bit better today, temperature nearly down to normal... ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/144: …all right… better…,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/145: …You vary strangely as to your appearance & age. When I first saw you, at the Cawoods if Mrs Cawood had not told m...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/149: …Many happy returns all goes well heavy rain... ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/150: …Dear one, I want you to get a wire from me tomorrow on your birthday… I hope it will be a nice day & everyon...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/152: …My dear Husband, this is your birthday night. I hope you had a good day, & I hope someone gave you a good dinner. ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/153: …My Dear husband, before I got your letter this morning, Dr. Wilson called & said you had asked him to call as you ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/156: …It has been a lovely day, heaven & earth perfect, the air at no time so hot that to go out would be unpleasant. Ye...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/157: … I see your speech in the S.A. News ; it is a first rate speech. I am much, much better... ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/158: …Were you depressed or worried about anything on Wednesday night? I was so miserable & anxious about you all night,...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/160: …I sent you a note to Hudson’s care, asking you to get the books from Robert that Mrs Pullinger had… & ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/162: …Tell me how Neta is. Tell ?Gobanie I will bring him back a present... ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/163: …Send all letters immediately Balfour, Stockenstroom especially Wills… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/164: …Please keep all the nartjes till I return. Leaving Cradock for Cookhouse, Friday... ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/165: …Wire Balfour. Keep letters Hanover. I am well love... ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/166: …Write. Send letters care Alcott, Bedford. Am well dear... ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/167: …Leaving Balfour Friday morning, arrived Bedford Monday probably. How are you husband... ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/168: … Leaving Balfour today, not going Healdtown, arrive Bedford Sunday... ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/169: …Arrived this morning. Leaving Tuesday. Will wire again. Love… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/170: …At Cookhouse we found Mrs Alcot & her daughter waiting for us; they had come over from Bedford to meet us… A...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/171: …My husband, we left Bedford on Thursday afternoon in a strange old buck-waggon with a little tent at the back. We have...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/172: …My darling Husband, I am sitting in the waggon half way between Adelaide & Blinkwater. We have been outspanned her...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/173: …We arrived here at dawn this morning… The saloon carriage which Will has arranged to meet us here will not arriv...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/174: …Your sweet letter came to me yesterday when I was working by the grave. It was such a comfort to me. I have read it ov...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/175: … We have been here now five days... This place & work is very very sad. All is so changed here, even the old trees...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/176: … It is quite nice to be again in a world where there are posts. At Balfour there are only two a week, & only one f...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/179: …The train was pretty full at Hanover Road, so the conductor has put me in a beautiful large saloon with seats for eigh...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/180: …Pouring rain but both well. Love, dear husband…,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/181: …Ettie is to come to see me at 8 o’clock & tell me all the full arrangements for the funeral on Friday…...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/182: …Thank you my husband for the letter I got this morning. It made all the day seem lighter… Sweet little Neta is o...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/183: …No use operation May live a couple of months… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/184: …Dr Hutcheon & Robertson examined Neta. I laid her on her back & knelt by her on the floor. She was quite quiet...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/185: …Good night, my Pal. I shall be glad to see the clean sand & the mierkats & Gobalie but the thing I want to see...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/186: …I came here yesterday. The place is too lovely for words, & the dear friends so sweet; but I sat up all night with...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/187: …I took little Neta to Hutcheon again today. He was very kind & had a long talk about her, but did not could not re...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/188: …I took Neta again this morning, but dear old Hutcheon would not operate. He was however very kind, says I must let him...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/189: …I will leave on Wednesday. I must be with you. You love Neta so too. It’s been a hard two weeks here, dear. I wo...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/190: …I am going to get up early tomorrow & go out before nine & shop the whole day only coming up once or twice to ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/191: …I have felt so lonely here. I have actually gone out to the ----, great Jingoes as they are, & it was such a comfo...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/192: …Darling, got here splendidly, the air so nice & cool. I wish I had left something nicer for you than those tough s...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/193: …Cool, almost cold here. Country all green & under water. Drought in the Free State almost worse than in Hanover…...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/194: …I have got a seat in a carriage with only one woman & a child, but the woman wants to take my seat facing engine, ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/195: …From Vereeniging to Johannesburg we went by the new line, using the first train that had ever passed upon it... Advoca...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/196: …Everyone is so sweet & kind here. There are thousands & thousands passing up from Johannesburg. De Wet is stay...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/197: …We had a splendid day for the funeral yesterday, cool & grey, cloudy, but no rain… I am perfectly well…...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/198: …I have no asthma, not the slightest touch since I left Hanover & at Pretoria my heart was splendid, better even th...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/199: …I have the most splendid story about M. to tell you. He is a coward…,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/200: …Rain tank half full. Well dear husband… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/201: …You will just be arriving at Prince Albert now, I think. It’s about 6 o’clock… I hope the speeches i...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/202: …I gave most of the buck away but roasted a bit of loin yesterday. It was without exception the most delicious bit of v...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/203: …Your little note written near Three Sisters has just come. It is very sweet to me. The expression of sympathy & un...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/204: …I’ve read that life of Cavour. It’s exceedingly able. It greatly intensifies the feeling I have always had...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/205: … The weather was very cold! Mierkats all sleeping round the stove!... ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/206: …I suppose you hadn’t time to read myl my bit of MS.? It’s difficult for me to judge at it apart from the w...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/207: …I wrote till twelve o’clock last night, & then read Whitman till one. There was a time when Browning seemed ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/208: …Ollie is quite lost without you. She keeps going down the stairs to look for you. You look so very tired, my darling…...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/209: …Soon after you left this morning, the heat ended and a dense cold mist came over the Kloof Nek. It is quite cold now. ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/210: …I was very glad to get your letter & it was such a surprise too, I wasn’t expecting it. I’m glad you l...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/211: …I am writing the article for the Cape Times re Taal &c. But it will bring the hornet’s nest about my ears ag...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/212: …Pouring rain… Anna Purcell was here this morning here for a little while this afternoon. She says the mierkats a...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/213: …My article is finished. I am going down to see the News (S.Af, News) about printing it. I wonder if they will refuse t...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/214: …What of your new clerk (?Meyer). Please bring down with you some copies of your papers on spiders… I have a lett...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/215: …It’s shameful of those men to put you down as a director without asking your permission… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/216: …The only success that matters is keeping our souls clean & bright ---- & that’s so hard sometimes The an...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/217: …Ever since last night I have had such a longing to see you, such a kind of anxious feeling about you. I keep going to ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/218: …The two dogs are sleeping in the two arm chairs. I think like someone else they are longing for the old man back. My a...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/219: …Such a nice letter from your dear old mother this morning. She likes the letter in the paper so much. The dear old lad...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/221: …I took Ollie to sleep with me last night. She lay quite still curled up under my down quilt till morning. I took her o...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/222: …Yesterday afternoon I went to see ---- Mrs. Jan du Toit as I heard she was ill with a bad throat. I was glad to get ba...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/223: …I am so sorry you found all in such disorder at De Aar. I had hoped you would have an easy time there. The worry is wo...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/224: …It was a nice little bit of sunshine you coming today, dear one. I only wish there had not been that worrying business...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/225: …I am looking forward to my little trip on Saturday. The 5 mierkats have all been sitting up in front of the fire while...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/226: …I am back again, dear Husband. Our little house never looked were sweet & cozy. All the mierkats are well… I...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/228: …We got here finally, such a nice ride. I had such a delightful little visit, dear. Wish you felt as fresh as I do…...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/229: …I’m so glad to hear it’s all right about ?Nathan. Yes, you must be very tied, sweet heart, with all that w...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/230: …Bring up some green peas & beans if you can & a few onions & potatoes... , Goodbye, my own pal, your littl...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/231: …You are now nearing Victoria West Road… She had been calling: “It’s curious that living away civilis...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/232: …The cold here is wonderful; sharper than anything I’ve ever known even in Hanover, but it’s suiting me spl...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/233: …I got your wire this morning. I am glad to know you are there all right. It has been very hot since you left. I took t...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/234: …It’s a very hot day, my husband; the hottest we have had for a long time. The Purcells left at 12 today. I had t...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/235: …I got here at 8 eight, my husband. At ten I went to the dentists …tooth smashed, not leaving tonight, writing…...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/237: …Ollie cried for you in the most extraordinary way last night, all the evening she kept running about & whining: I ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/238: …I had just left Hanover again. Ollie caught a mouse in the bedroom, slept with her, & the mierkats are flourishing...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/240: …Gobalie is there. 130 lbs of fruit had come from Prince Albert… enough for a year...,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/241: …Mrs Burger brought me a J jug of buttermilk yesterday, that is all that has happened since I left… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/242: …Mrs Burger has been so kind, sent me over a nice dinner today (Sunday). I did enjoy it so... I have had a good deal of...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/244: …I hope you are now safely at De Aar... ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/246: …All my real interest has gone from the Boer question for the present. They are more than able to take care of themselv...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/247: …Strange how near death always is to us, the one thing which is certain & yet we think of it so little it seems suc...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/248: …My own love, I don’t know why I feel such a great yearning about you, nothing else is in my thoughts. I shall be...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/249: …I suppose you returned from Beaufort West late last night. Your speech at De Aar I have just read. I think it splendid...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/250: …I’ve had such a happy day, dear. This morning Ollie & I went for a walk on to the top of the big flat-topped...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/251: …Rested, better, lovely weather, bright sunshine… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/252: …Oh this place is so lovely & the air so peaceful. Goodbye, dear Husband. My head is still so ?muzy, but I am much ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/253: …The mierkats box came today. I had them put in a nice sunny place in the kitchen yard. We had a fine day yesterday, bu...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/254: …The Purcells will go with us to Laingsburg too...,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/255: …It’s a beautiful, absolutely calm perfected morning, such as one absolutely unknown at Hanover or De Aar - like ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/256: …My chest is better; haven’t been out of the house for the last three days... , I feel curiously played out menta...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/257: …Out walking & basking in the sun. The rain & wind ?blowing ceased for a while… I am feeling much better…...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/258: …I am glad your dentist was good & that it’s well over… The sand & heat were too awful… After...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/260: …It is 7 o’clock. I am sitting in the little waiting room, waiting for the train that will leave for Matjesfontei...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/261: …Got here at 5.12. Very cold but got into bed. Slept splendidly till 8. Had a good breakfast. Am now going to send you ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/262: …I can see so clearly now… I can feel the blood moving in my brain now on the top. Every one here is so kind to m...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/263: …It’s such a glorious day here. I feel so wonderfully better… Every moment is a joy, I mean a physical joy…...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/264: …I wrote exactly three hours of my book yesterday & slept ten hours last night without ?hearing or stirring. Oh, I ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/265: …There was a glorious sunset as I came back, all the white masses of cloud on the mountains lighted up pink & gold ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/267: …I’ve got half a chapter done since I came here. 18th Did I tell you that, when Bessie Findlay heard that Robert ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/268: …You know I’ve got the feeling here that I used to have that I’d like to live hundreds & hundreds of ye...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/269: …Do you sometimes feel this Ollie’s love runs right across to you over the Karroo, & comes to your office &...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/270: …So poor old Martin went off suddenly! I remember seeing him first when I was five years old at Aliwal North…,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/271: …All my life I have found that I do my best work in the early hours of the day. Strange to think of you having heat &...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/272: …Please send stove and little pot by passenger train… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/273: …I wanted it to heat things in the night, but I’m better now… I’m not bad dear, but my heart is very ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/274: …I long for your face so. I seem to want nothing else but just to see you… Take care of my husband for me. Rememb...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/275: …No dear, I wouldn’t on any account have you come for one day. If I were to wire for you, it would be only becaus...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/276: …Yes, you hit on the great blot in the character drawing in Coniston. It is ridiculous & impossible that that Cynth...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/277: …Sometimes for three days I don’t exchange a word with a human creature... ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/278: …It always seems to me more & more that the only thing that really matters in life is not wealth or poverty, pleasu...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/279: …On the 9th or 10th I will return to Hanover spending one day there. If I were getting better here I would stay on what...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/280: …Feeling better, beautiful cold wind & digitalis, looking forward… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/281: …I slept last night, the first night for two weeks… , …great doses of digitalis”. Oh love, it is wick...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/282: …It was very very beautiful to have you here. I don’t know when in my life I have spent such a happy two days. I ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/283: …Dear old Brown is coming up to see me tomorrow: he will be here two hours… It will be splendid if they get the w...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/284: …Dr Brown came this morning. He says the pains I have are all from my heart. He examined me ?entirely says I am complet...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/285: …It’s a splendid day here, dear, & light & fresh for this time of the year. Would you were here… I ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/286: …I am taking strychnine & digitalis & they are me ... I went out and played some golf this morning, the first ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/287: …Yes, old Brown is good. It’s a pity he just came on one of those the very days when I had that sudden betterness...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/288: …How sweet of you to pay for me dear… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/289: …I wonder if you will think it as lovely as I do. After all these year I can go back there & feel exactly as I felt...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/290: …Everything is empty today: something has got los…. , I wrote at my book all the morning… I think your face...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/291: …How does my dear little house look? I love it so. I would b buy it from you & keep (it) all my life as a final pla...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/292: …There is still no one in the hotel. I never open my lips except to talk to myself & ask the waiter for things... , ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/295: …I don’t know when I’ve ever for years been so well as today. I’ve worked & written from this mor...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/296: …It is one of the “charmed days” - the sky blue, the sun shining, a sweet cool wind blowing. I went out to ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/297: …Yes, my dear one I can understand what ‘balm’ the quiet is to you with your dear sensitive brain, that fee...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/298: …Yes, dear, what your poor over-taxed brain needs is just a month in which to do nothing but eat & sleep & lie ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/300: …I hope Old Party will be alive when I go back. You know I think we shall just some day find her sitting in the sun dea...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/301: …I do hope the locusts will disappear… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/303: …The news has just come that the Springboks have just won 11 to nil. Simply astonishing. Great excitement. The Postmast...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/306: …It’s a curious day with a thick scotch mist over the mountains. I’d like to go out & play golf. It’...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/308: …I am getting better & better. I am getting quite hard, my muscles; its got that spring about it as you put it, whe...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/311: …If you undertake the business management entirely, for at least the first six months, it will be a success. I have fai...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/312: …I’m copying out the chapter of my work now, ready to have it type written... Beautiful & cool... ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/313: …I wish I could have seen you ploughing Oh I do wish we lived right on a farm where we had only to work with the dear a...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/315: …Will meet the mierkats tomorrow…,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/316: …The mierkats got here at 11 o’clock…,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/317: …The heat is past; a cold South-East wind is blowing & there’s a glorious South East bank of cloud upon the t...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/318: …We’ve had the most absolutely perfect day here, one can dream of… General Malan is married & they have...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/319: …Do you know those days that are so beautiful that they make a big lump rise in your throat & something seems choki...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/320: …I can’t sleep much, & I always wake to find myself howling & my pillow nearly wet through… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/322: …Yes, I like Jagger. He always strikes me as one of the straightest men in the House… Just got my English mail: a...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/323: …I’m getting ‘fine’ with my work. Dear one, it’s very sweet of you to go with me to Hanover, bu...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/324: …It was so nice to see the old face this evening, but tired & worried I saw: yet a bit better than when it went dow...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/325: …Rug lovely, darling; many thanks for it; hope rested… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/326: …Did you see me waving the big towel on the back stoep after you? I watched the cart till it was a little speck going r...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/327: …I keep seeing your old face wherever I go..., I would like some one to sleep here, not because I’m nervous, but ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/328: …I’ve seen no one today except two boys who came to ask if I wanted to buy scorpions!... cleaning up the house &...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/329: …I’m so well today. Tomorrow I’m going to try to get to my writing …. The men are walking at the Tran...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/330: …It’s nice that De Aar is not so very far. If I stretched out my arm very much might touch a dear, iron grey head...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/331: …has resigned from the Library Liba Committee. He said he couldn’t afford to pay for library subscription, felt h...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/332: …My little girl’s parents are leaving & she is gone…,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/333: …A truly terrible day: what must it be at de Aar… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/334: …I walked up & down for a long time after you went you went & sat on our beautiful stoep. Your birthday visit w...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/335: …I have a letter from Dr. Brown. He says Guy is at Valkenburg. 29th… ?Vatijin’s sou sister is to come (as s...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/336: …The little boy came last night… seems never out of my mind. Poor old Ettie… Didn’t Oliver do well…...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/337: …My girl has come: she seems to be a perfect treasure… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/338: …Old Party (‘Arriet) is getting into the Nirvana stage now: she sits on the arm chair & out in the sun lookin...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/339: …Did you note in the papers that the Natal government means to have another native rising ?in ?... ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/341: …It looks so nice…,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/343: …Those dear women in London. It’s the finest stand women have made anywhere in the world yet; because only a woma...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/344: …My girl Lena is really splendid…. , 8.30pm. My god, Cron, I nearly got my wish! & “was looking out of ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/345: …Ollie has fallen passionately in love with my rug you sent gave me. Yesterday evening I wrapped it round my legs when ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/347: …It is interesting because I am a woman & he is a man. It’s very curious. If my book hadn’t been writte...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/349: …It’s curious I’ve hated thinness or any approach to it so all my life, it’s physically repulsive to ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/350: …I have painted my baby’s little inner coffin, the shell, a beautiful pure white with Aspinal’s Enamel &...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/351: …I am so absorbed & interested in my book. I don’t like to think of anything else. I suppose tonight will see...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/352: …Last night an owl sat on the roof for hours hooting, & every time it hooted Ollie at my feet gave a growl!... , <...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/353: …I must try to go for walks now it’s cooler, for poor little Ollie. But I do hate this veld here, so much, oh so ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/354: …Federation will only be bought at the price of all justice to the Native; with a terrible retribution in the years to ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/356: …I rather dread the two days at Mrs Kriel’s; but oh I look forward to going to that place with you in the cart......
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/357: …I got here about 11 this morning. Thanks to your thoughtful tipping, the guard came & helped me out nicely with ma...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/358: …I have got a letter from Mrs… asking me to be one of the vice presidents of the Woman’s Suffrage League th...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/359: …The older I grow the more intensely it seems to me that there’s nothing worth living for but love and tenderness...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/360: …As I can’t play golf with you, my stick will… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/361: …I am afraid that ‘my young man’ had a very cold drive. The fire was a great success, dear. How good of you...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/362: …You will be going off tomorrow morning early… Your wife wishes you all good wishes, deeper than her pen can writ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/364: …I was so glad to get your wire from Laingsburg I hope he meeting was good… Yesterday I had to send for Dr. Wilso...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/365: …It was so sweet of you to send me that wire yesterday. I am better this morning. I slept some, as the Yankies say, las...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/366: …Had fr fair night, feels better today, not immediate anxiety. Writing… Don’t come dear, please, am wonderf...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/367: …How has my poor night traveller got to De Aar?... I hope you got a bit of rest before work. My own Cron, I love you…...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/368: …I’ve moved into the back bedroom today. There’s nothing like a change… , I did not have an attack of...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/369: …I’m mending up my clothes for P. E. ?Benjeur is greatly ?requisition… How do you spell aggarette? My dict...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/370: …Heavy rain. Goodbye, my young man, Ollie… It’s strange how that ideal of an absolute love & sympathy w...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/372: …My Pal, I’m much, b much better this morning. Who knows how much better I’ll be when I get away from Hanov...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/373: …I hope so much you found the office in perfect order & not too much nx. to be worked up… I wish I could be ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/374: …Oh I did enjoy my six days with you so much… You don’t know how that wine you gave me on my birthday is he...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/375: …Botha & all that stuff is sickening! Yes, there’s a bad time coming for the nation…,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/376: …I hear that the cancer has fallen out of Oom Sarel’s stomach… Your golf score is fine... ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/377: …Digitalis has brought Oom Sarel’s pulse down from 120 to 99... ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/378: …Botha & the whole Transvaal attitude is loathsome… A dreary weary windy dark cold day today… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/379: …I’ve been sorting all my old letters. Nearly all my friends begin ‘My dear beautiful Olive,’ or ‘...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/380: …I watched your cart go round the bottom of the Spitz Kop; just after, the rain began. It is now a quarter past four, t...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/381: …I have an infinite love and tenderness for you, the like of which I have not felt for all the people who have been so ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/382: …It’s our little girl’s birthday. She would have been eleven years old. Oom Sarel is dying… take spar...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/383: …I hope your meeting did turn out a great success. The weather here remains very terrible, but a few pale streaks of su...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/384: …Weary, dreary, mizzle & wind. A dark grey sky from which thunder & lightening sometimes comes... I have got an...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/385: …I am much better… It’s only when one can’t work that the silence seems to great. Goodbye my own Ladd...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/386: …Con Lytton went to see Miss Molteno, who is very much impressed with her, says she’s like a goddess and “m...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/387: …’Arriet is very tame & she understands more than the others. I think with animals as with savage nations, th...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/389: …I hear from Miss Viljoen that a lion killed a man at Oppermans Kraal yesterday; a Kaffir herd. His head & legs hav...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/390: …Pouring rain. It is 11 o’clock & I have only just lit the fire & the mierkats are all sitting in front o...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/391: …So Garrett’s gone! Yes, how short life is. When I look back on mine nothing seems real & to make life worth ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/392: …I do hope it will be fine for the trip to Cradock next week. Be sure to stay at the Victoria Hotel; it’s beautif...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/393: …I watched your cart till if went round the foot of the Spitz Kop, & out of sight. The dear old slippers are lying ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/394: …Whatever you do, don’t move into that room till it’s quite dry!... ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/395: …There’s a dense fog this morning. At 8.30 I could not see well in the house without a light, & not further t...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/396: …very hot & oppressive, but I have to keep the fire going to dry the air… Oh, I wish I could get my book done...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/397: …My dear Women, how they are coming on! You would have to know how I have loved women, & how much they are to me, t...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/398: …I have not yet been able to write… That one chapter is longer than Peter Halket. Now come two little chapters; t...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/399: …Glad you made such a good score at golf… About 7 o’clock this morning I put out my map & went to the s...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/400: …The cold here has been something that no words can describe; no fire made any difference; no clothes helped… , I...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/401: …I have never felt that age made any great difference between men & women, but the happiest marriages I have know I...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/404: …Yes, I know, dear, how tired & overworked you are… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/405: …No one has called on me but I’d like to see them all the same… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/407: …My old man (who is much sweeter to me than that brand new young man of 30 that I shall have someday”. My breath ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/408: …If I shouldn’t come back, you will know our baby’s little coffin is in the box at the foot of my bed. Don’...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/409: …There are heaps of white ants in the study. I have had the mierkats in to eat them… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/410: …It is a glorious day here. I had a splendid night last night… Ollie is looking everywhere for you. Oh, Pal, I do...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/412: …I’m a bit better today but rather flapdodally… I am sorry you find found things so disordered in the offic...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/413: …Lovely morning, dear. Everything looks so beautiful. Hex River white with snow. Had a splendid night. Air lovely here....
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/414: …Arranged Animals Eli. Longing see you. So lonely. Wire arrived…,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/415: …I promise you to I’ll get some one if I am ill; but at present I’m well, & it only gives me an extra r...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/416: …I had a delightful journey here as far as sun & sunlight went. I began to breathe as soon as I got on the rise abo...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/417: …It is very hot… reading Theal’s History of S. Africa for the second time. I haven’t been able to wor...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/418: …My husband, I was so glad to get your letter from Prieska… I wish you could have a real holiday… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/419: …I will be glad to hear how things are at Prieska and at De Aar with the work. But that must wait till I come. You must...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/420: …I have just got your beautiful long letter from Prieska & De Aar. No one writes such interesting letters as you…...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/421: …I’ve just re-read for the third time your interesting letter, It’s very interesting about that insect …...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/422: …It is such a glorious day, when ‘the genius of god doth show’. It seems almost wicked to be working in the...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/423: …Och, dear, I wish I could be always with you: I’m a poor little guard, but I’m something. Oh, I could bear...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/424: …A bitterly cold night… There was frost last night... I have had a fire here all day… This is the last lett...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/425: …Ollie & ‘Arriet have struck up the most wonderful friendship friendliness: they lick & caress each other...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/426: …I have just got your letter from Klaarstroom… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/427: …Ollie never leaves for me for one second. When I call you she looks for you everywhere…,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/428: …I have discovered a new genius who will demand success, George Meridith wrote to an intimate friend… when he rea...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/430: …I do want to see the lines go out of my young man’s face - always so beautiful to me. Old or lined or not. Take ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/432: …asked me to write my name on a bit of paper for her; the sweet little woman flushed up to the roots of her hair & ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/434: …Mrs. Astrop is here. O. is much better…. ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/435: …I got such a sweet letter from your mother... ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/436: …He’s a curious antidote to this commercial, striving, self-seeking, individualistic world. Man is not meant to l...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/437: …Mrs Logan took me for a splendid 4 hours drive this afternoon, to an old dam that I often used to ride out to in the o...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/440: …You are starting off for B’West again tonight... The food most excellent as M’fontein: they kill their own...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/442: …This morning I was on the balcony & saw the train come in, with two engines & smoke flying, & all going, &...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/443: …I wish you were in the train too. There’s no fun without old man Cron… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/445: … “the top of the rise” “the Klein Zwartberg mountains, white with snow & all lit up with ( most ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/446: …I sat up writing at my book till one last night & did a lot of work. I would finish my book in a little more than ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/448: …Wrote you a letter but dropped it in the street. Hope some one will post it… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/450: …”Tucker is splendid. As soon as the asthma gets bad, I begin to puff, puff, & it goes over’... ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/451: …You are driving along in the train now, reading “Jock” perhaps. I am reviving already... ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/452: …It’s too wonderful how much better I am tonight… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/453: …I send a little bird all across the Karroo to De Aar singing love, love, love to you. It’s my little thought tha...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/454: …I love you so dear, you know that, you’ll always know that, eh? I’d have done so much more to make life be...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/455: …What sweet letters you write me; they help me so… , Oh darling, how beautiful life would be if I could be well, ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/457: …One day, when Edward Carpenter dies, they will discover there as a great spiritual force among them., “And did y...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/458: …perfect weather…,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/459: …Theo & Katie Stuart are living here now….,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/460: …It has been such a glorious wonderful day here. Even a bit of white wall with the sunlight falling on it, or a stone, ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/461: …Dear old head, I love it, when I see it bending over the papers writing… When I’m away from you & alwa...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/462: …Goodnight, my Pal. One night we won’t be able to say goodnight any more; we’ll both be lying still. Let us...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/463: …The food here is now awful. No electric light, one candle in a bedroom in a bedroom candlestick; old Vrek ?ooi for mut...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/466: …I fancy I see you walking about in the old little house I have loved so. Oh, if only we could trans transport that lit...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/467: …I don’t know where I shall go … There are times when I give up all hope, but I look at the dear old mounta...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/468: …You will be at Hanover now... Give my love to Miss Viljoen. She’s always been a true unchanging friend to me - a...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/472: …If you have to stay, do write me fully of mother’s condition. Oh, I am so glad you will be there with her before...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/474: …It was a surprise & delight to find your letter here when I came in this evening, my Pal…,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/476: …Did you see me waving the lamp outside as you went last night?...,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/477: …Although it’s a dusty day, there’s no dust at our house… ,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/478: …I do have dear good friends. I wonder if anyone has such loyal friends, & why they are sweet to me... , …wil...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/479: …I want it nicely plastered out and a tiny window at the back & a door in front with a fan-light. I want to make it...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/480: ...Lever neef Jan, Ik stur for jo en article vat ik geschreva als ek. Maar Got hat daarm for oude Kleine Tantje eets lat seen...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/481: …I got here this morning an hour later. Had a delightful journey as the women let me sleep with both window & the d...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/482: …I enclose Jannie’s letter. It’s private of course. I don’t want a little Afrikander nation: if there...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/484: …You remember when Chomanie took my watch, you gave me an old one… The food is truly awful… A long letter f...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/485: …Miss Hobhouse says Smuts talks openly in the T’Vaal about shooting down the niggers as… , Letters are not ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/486: …It’s very uncanny in this big house all alone, but I don’t mind this sort of loneliness. It’s the me...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/487: …Gibbon says that quotation is on the grave of a Courtney in Devon. After speaking of the 55 years’ happiness he ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/488: …I have been watching a little ant this morning for more than half an hour. I think I never loved such a tiny creature ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/491: …You know I feel to anything that is oppressed or hurt just exactly as I felt to my little baby. I was lying on the bed...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/492: …That is an interesting talk of Jerome’s on marriage in the Nation you sent me. It takes, in quite another way as...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/493: …Mrs. ?C is dead. It’s strange that the death of a great beautiful person never affects me so painfully as one o...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/494: …Oh my love, my darling. I love you so. You will always know that I have loved you like nothing else on earth - that I ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/495: …Won’t it be lovely to be at old Lelie Kloof again? I feel as if I should be a young, young girl again if I go th...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/496: …It’s rather interesting about “The Hunter” being read to Herbert Spencer just before he died…....
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/498: … Sunday Morning… , …I got here last night. I got your letter in Cradock. I shall be home the end of this w...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/504: …We got here this morning, dear. The journey was delightful. You know how I love the train. The Kalahari is the most be...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/505: …Falls surpass all dreams. Splendidly well. Wish you here….,
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/506: …We saw the Falls yesterday. I walked all through the Rain Forest & past the Danger Point. Oh Cron, no words can de...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/507: …We went up in a motor boat on Tuesday morning, a small motor boat with 15 people in it beside the man who worked it &...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/509: ...I went to see Bill take his degree at the City Hall yesterday. When I saw the great crowd of girls in their caps & gow...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/511: …Dear loved one, I’m glad you like my writings. I wish I could more often show you myself that which you could as...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/512: …I had a long argument with Dot yesterday about marriage. She seems to think it ought to be a wild inebriation & ex...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/513: …The Beethoven Concert was heaven! We had the 7th Sympathy in A, perhaps the divinist thing the human spirit have ever ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/514: …Yesterday Will took me & Ursula to Frankfort-on-the-Main. It's about 3/4 of an hour from here by train. We went fi...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/515: ...?Griesan ?Kr ?Seh ?Weidrietz..., …At Weimar I got out as I wanted to see Goethe’s house. It’s a pretty l...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/516: …It is funny why I have always to be out of everything. The day will never come when I can be in the stream. Something ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/517: …Thursday, My Cron, I have your long letter. I got it two days ago. When I got your letter & read the first page &...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/518: …After I’d finished writing to you today, I tried to lie down & read the papers, but I felt I was suffocating...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/519: …I have been reading The Way of All Flesh by Butler. I think the man Ernest is almost too weak & disgusting to be r...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/520: …There was a little deal box among the luggage Oliver brought to the station at Waterloo, a little larger than a soap b...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/521: …I also feel just as you do about Wordsworth. I did not like him at all when I was young - and now I read him with more...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/522: …When I sit here alone in the dark day after day, I know more & more & more certainly that nothing matters much...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/523: …I have no news to give you; have seen no one & heard nothing but what is in the papers. This I felt I must get out...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/525: …I don’t think absolute solitude is healthy for any human creature. Men need to talk just as they need to eat..., ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/526: …Yes, Janni has the most extraordinary faith in words I wonder if he thinks they must represent things. He ought to hav...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/527: …the terrible horror I feel for Hanover. It is the only place on earth I absolutely hate. When I think of Hell, I think...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/528: …I am so glad you are going to Winnie’s (Cambridge Terrace). You will find that much the best part of London in W...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/529: …I go to Jessie Innes tomorrow for a few days… How I look forward to it I can’t tell you… I am readin...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/530: …Jannie denied in the papers that he had asked for Connaught to be sent out----but no one believes him. “De Burge...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/531: …Friday night… Alfred and the two boys came to see me this evening. Cedric is a darling; the little chap is nice ...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/532: …Masabala’s trial will come on on the second. It was a sort of Amritzar in Port Elizabeth, without the excuse for...
letter icon Olive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/533: …Ireland will never be free till there is a labour government in England. I have said that for thirty years. The wealth...


collection icon SCCSTheLettersRemaining: NLSA Cape Town, Special Collections. This set of Cronwright-Schreiner extracts are of letters which appear in The Letters of Olive Schreiner, and regarding which there are typescripts made by him in the NLSA collections. They are included here for the sake of completeness. However, when surviving original letters can be compared, these show that Cronwright-Schreiner often changed or even bowdlerised in producing his versions. Considerable caution should therefore be used in referring to their content.
letter icon Letters/477: To Mrs. Francis Smith., De Aar, 25th July., ... Before I was born my mother lost two children, a little son of five about six...
letter icon Letters/478: To Mrs. C. A. F. Rhys Davids., De Aar, 20th Aug., Thank you for the pamphlet; and thank you much more for your wish to dedica...
letter icon Letters/479: To Mrs. Francis Smith., De Aar, Oct., ... Isn’t it lovely we should both feel so much for our Winged Victories? Mine is...
letter icon Letters/480: To Mrs. Francis Smith., De Aar, 16th Oct., Yes, I know a great deal about Christian Science. Mrs. Eddy is I believe the great...
letter icon Letters/481: To Mrs. Francis Smith., Cape Town, Sunday Night, Oct., My darling, you’ve seemed so with me in thought all day. I've se...
letter icon Letters/482: To Mrs. Francis Smith., Cape Town, 5th Nov., ... Dear one, don't you see it's not the vote they are fighting for? It's freedo...
letter icon Letters/483: To Mrs. Francis Smith., Muizenberg, 14th Dec., ... Did you get my little Prelude? Please return it, darling. In the novel, wh...
letter icon Letters/484: To Mrs. Rhys Davids., De Aar, 12th April., I have been so ill for a long time I have not been able to write a real letter as ...
letter icon Letters/485: To Mrs. Francis Smith., De Aar, 19th April., ... A friend of mine in England has sent me a book called The Diary of a Lost On...
letter icon Letters/486: To Mrs. Francis Smith., De Aar, 5th May., ... Every woman who is thirty or over ought certainly to have her own "little foot ...
letter icon Letters/487: To Mrs. Anna Purcell., De Aar, 6th Aug., How strange it is that, after two thousand years, one should be able to lie on one's...
letter icon Letters/488: To Mrs. Anna Purcell., (Undated.), A superb translation in verse., Euripides is to me much greater than Shakespeare. If one o...
letter icon Letters/489: To Miss Louie Ellis., De Aar, 12th Oct., ... I wish often it were possible for me just once to visit England again so that I ...
letter icon Letters/490: To Mrs. Francis Smith., De Aar, 22nd Oct., ... We went to a Boer farm where there was a wedding (oh, such a quaint, grim wedd...
letter icon Letters/491: To Mrs. Francis Smith., Portlock, Near Graaff Reinet, 15th Nov., ... This is a beautiful wild solitary place on the very tops...
letter icon Letters/492: To Mrs. Francis Smith., Portlock, Graaff Reinet, 20th Nov., ... Have you read Gilbert Murray's translations of Euripides' pla...
letter icon Letters/493: To Mrs. Francis Smith., Portlock, Graaff Reinet, 12th Dec., ... If ever anyone were to try and write my life the thing they w...
letter icon Letters/494: To Mrs. Francis Smith., Portlock, Graaff Reinet, 9th Jan., ... I've had a letter that's made me so glad. A man who lives on a...
letter icon Letters/495: To Mrs. Francis Smith., Portlock, Graaff Reinet, 10th Jan., ... I've just got all the proofs of my Woman and Labour book and ...
letter icon Letters/496: To Mrs. Haldane Murray., De Aar, 2nd April., Just fancy, I got a long most sympathetic letter from old John X. Merriman about...
letter icon Letters/497: To Mrs. Pethick Lawrence., De Aar, 29th April., I am a very mild woman, but I would scalp my dearest friend if they tried to ...
letter icon Letters/498: To Havelock Ellis., De Aar (? June)., No, dear, I don't think it's because Ibsen wrote in a small country, or amid a simple l...
letter icon Letters/499: To Mrs. Francis Smith., De Aar, 8th May., The only things that still seem great to me are injustice and love. They are great,...
letter icon Letters/500: To Mrs. Francis Smith., De Aar, 13th May., ... Something interesting happened to me in Cape Town bearing on the question of t...
letter icon Letters/501: To Havelock Ellis., De Aar, May., ... My father was infinitely tenderer to us as children and had a much greater heart than m...
letter icon Letters/502: To Mrs. Francis Smith., Newlands, Cape Town, 11th June., Darling, I am here at Will's; I came down last Wednesday. On Thursda...
letter icon Letters/503: To Mrs. Francis Smith., De Aar (? July)., ... I feel that the woman's movement is so vast that we all have quite distinct wor...
letter icon Letters/504: To Miss E. Hobhouse., De Aar, 22nd July., It is with such distress that I have just heard from Mrs. Murray that you are in En...
letter icon Letters/505: To Miss Emily Hobhouse., De Aar, 29th July., … I have never been able to add a line to any of my books since I saw you....
letter icon Letters/506: To Havelock Ellis., De Aar, 7th Aug., Dear old Havelock, I hope you will have a nice little time in France. Somehow I think o...
letter icon Letters/507: To Mrs. Francis Smith., De Aar, 12th Aug., ... I hope so much the Liberals are going to be defeated. Then I hope there will b...
letter icon Letters/508: To Mrs. Francis Smith., De Aar, Aug., ... Oh Adela, I have had such a lovely time. Will and his son Oliver came on Friday mor...
letter icon Letters/509: To Mrs. Francis Smith., De Aar, 27th Aug., ... I'll write about the suffragettes another day. I can understand your position ...
letter icon Letters/510: To Havelock Ellis., De Aar, Sept., Dear Havelock boy, you are unjust to me about sitting on a hill and seeing the worms crawl...
letter icon Letters/511: To Mrs. Francis Smith., De Aar, 5th Nov., ... I wonder what you would think of it if you could see this strange world of sand...
letter icon Letters/512: To Mrs. Stanley (Clifford Cawood)., ?Muizenberg, March., Have they finished the old house at Ganna Hoek, I wonder? Perhaps it...
letter icon Letters/513: To Miss E. Hobhouse., Muizenberg, Mar., ... It isn't the pain and weakness one minds, it's the not being able to work. My one...
letter icon Letters/514: To Havelock Ellis., Muizenberg, 23rd Mar., I’ll soon be going to De Aar. I'm so ill here that I look forward joyfully t...
letter icon Letters/515: To Mrs. Rhys Davids., De Aar, 13th April., Your P.S. about Trojan Women is most strange to me. If it is a sign of great minds...
letter icon Letters/516: To Havelock Ellis., De Aar, 12th May., I think I shall try to come to England if Cron goes. I shall try to borrow some money ...
letter icon Letters/517: To Havelock Ellis., De Aar, 20th May., Do you who know all about everything know of a good history of France, not too expensi...
letter icon Letters/518: To Mrs. Francis Smith., De Aar, 30th May., ... When I was a tiny child I too was always making stories and poems and I feel a...
letter icon Letters/519: To Miss E. Hobhouse., De Aar, 4th June., ... I don't know, dear, what I said to make you think I was opposed to the suffraget...
letter icon Letters/520: To Havelock Ellis., De Aar, 5th July., Adela Smith, to whom I wrote saying I shrank from seeing my friends again, being so ch...
letter icon Letters/521: To Mrs. Stanley (Clifford Cawood)., De Aar, 18th Oct., I am wondering how it is going with you all. Write and give me all the...
letter icon Letters/522: To Havelock Ellis., St. Mary Abbott's Terrace, Kensington, 5th Jan., We are just starting off. It was good to see you. Addres...
letter icon Letters/523: To Havelock Ellis., Grand Hotel, Alassio, 15th Jan., I haven't written because I've been six days in bed. Those terrible inte...
letter icon Letters/524: To Havelock Ellis., Alassio, 25th Jan., I'm well and happy here; the only thing is the time passes so quickly. I love Alassio...
letter icon Letters/525: To Havelock Ellis., Florence, 6th Mar., I've been as sick as a dog since I came here. The doctor says I'm too near the river ...
letter icon Letters/526: To Havelock Ellis., Florence, 10th Mar., I am now at the Palace Hotel, Lungarno Guicciadimi. I've got a little room on the ve...
letter icon Letters/527: To Havelock Ellis., Palace Hotel, Florence, 14th Mar., Write and tell me when you are coming and if you want me to take a roo...
letter icon Letters/528: To Havelock Ellis., Florence, 16th Mar., Dear Havelock Boy, don't come for my sake, I'm so sick and faint all the time it wil...
letter icon Letters/529: To Havelock Ellis., Florence, 7th April., I wish I'd been better when you were here but it was so beautiful to see you. I'll ...
letter icon Letters/530: To Havelock Ellis., St. Mary Abbott's Terrace, Kensington, 22nd April., I've just got here. I'm quite a different person from...
letter icon Letters/531: To Havelock Ellis., St. Mary Abbott's Terrace, Kensington, 28th April., Friday would suit me well, dear. I'll meet you at Cha...
letter icon Letters/532: To Havelock Ellis., London, 8th May., It's so bad that you are so far away. If you were near and could just run in we could s...
letter icon Letters/533: To Havelock Ellis., London, 1st June., I dread the journey. Nauheim is my last hope. I can't come to picture galleries or any...
letter icon Letters/534: To Havelock Ellis., Nauheim, 5th June., Arrived here yesterday. Wonderfully better for journey. This is a lovely place.,
letter icon Letters/535: To Havelock Ellis., Nauheim, 7th June., I am very well here. It seems to me the baths will do me great good. I'm so happy to ...
letter icon Letters/536: To Havelock Ellis., Nauheim, 30th June., Have you read Sudermann's book of short stories, Im Zweilicht? They are wonderful. I...
letter icon Letters/537: To Havelock Ellis., Oberhof, Thuringia, 12th July., We've been here two days. It's a little place on the top of the hills, wi...
letter icon Letters/538: To Havelock Ellis., Oberhof, 21st July., I am leaving Oberhof. Address care of the Countess von Moltke, Creisan, Schlesien. I...
letter icon Letters/539: To Havelock Ellis., Creisan, 26th July., I have the English Review. The tone seems to me to get lower and lower from a litera...
letter icon Letters/540: To Havelock Ellis., Berlin, 29th July., Am just leaving Berlin for Holland. Address care of Dr. Aletta Jacobs, Amsterdam., ...
letter icon Letters/541: To Havelock Ellis., Amsterdam, 1st Aug., I am, I think, leaving for London to-morrow, Sunday, if I can get through; perhaps M...
letter icon Letters/542: To Havelock Ellis., Kensington, 21st Aug., I'm still here as I've not been able to find a quiet place. I am troubled with the...
letter icon Letters/543: To Havelock Ellis., Kensington, 29th Sept., I am just starting for Hythe. I've taken rooms facing the sea, Bay View, West Par...
letter icon Letters/544: To Havelock Ellis., Hythe, 5th Oct., I don't know how long I shall be able to stand this mist and fog. ... Just now the landl...
letter icon Letters/545: To Havelock Ellis., London, 8th Oct., I am ill. But I think London is best. ... Goodbye, dear. The world has never seemed so ...
letter icon Letters/546: To Havelock Ellis., London, 13th Oct., I am going to-morrow to Durrants Hotel, Manchester Square. I hope I shall get better t...
letter icon Letters/547: To Havelock Ellis., Kensington Palace Mansions, 16th Oct., Yesterday at Durrants Hotel a boy brought a note. It ran: "Madam, ...
letter icon Letters/548: To Miss E. Hobhouse., Maver Lake, Bude., ... Again and again when I tried to get rooms they wouldn't let me have them on acco...
letter icon Letters/549: To Havelock Ellis., London, 2nd Nov., I wonder how you found your father. We are all in pretty deep waters! Affairs in South ...
letter icon Letters/550: To Havelock Ellis., London, 9th Nov., I could come on Thursday. I wish you didn't live so far. We might, if you lived near he...
letter icon Letters/551: To Havelock Ellis., London, 16th Nov., Dear, I found your letter here last night when I came home from Knebworth. It's beauti...
letter icon Letters/552: To Havelock Ellis., London, 7th Dec., Please thank Edith for her book. I'm ill in bed, not able to write. I've seen a special...
letter icon Letters/553: To Mrs. Pethick Lawrence., London, Friday (? 1914)., Oh, dear Friend, life is so grim now one cannot weep for our beloved dea...
letter icon Letters/554: To Havelock Ellis., London, 26th Jan., Did I tell you I went to the National Gallery, but found most of the pictures buried a...
letter icon Letters/555: To Havelock Ellis., London, 8th Mar., At last I really am better. What I've had was measles for the third time! After some da...
letter icon Letters/556: To Miss E. Hobhouse., London (? 1915)., ... Yes, there is a change of tone - it is principally caused by the rise of prices. ...
letter icon Letters/557: To Miss E. Hobhouse,, Kensington Palace Mansions (? Mar.)., I can imagine a "peace," quite as hideous and unjust, taking plac...
letter icon Letters/558: To Miss E. Hobhouse., London (? Mar.)., ... I would not go to that meeting even if I were well. I am so sick of English jingo...
letter icon Letters/559: To Mrs. Francis Smith., London (? 1915)., ... No, the only feeling I have about my life is that I have thrown it all away, do...
letter icon Letters/560: To Havelock Ellis., London, 9th Mar., Could you lend me your copy of Gibbon, if you have one? I need something to read so, an...
letter icon Letters/561: To Havelock Ellis., London, 31st Mar., I went to Dr. - , whom I was strongly advised to go to; he's a cad, not a gentleman. I...
letter icon Letters/562: To Mrs. Francis Smith., London, April., ... I must tell you about two such sweet little things that have happened. One is tha...
letter icon Letters/563: To Havelock Ellis., London, 16th April., I did not send my application for a passport to Alice Corthorn to sign (she's away i...
letter icon Letters/564: To Havelock Ellis., London, 23rd April., Could I come on Monday to lunch? Yes, over one hundred of us were on the list to go....
letter icon Letters/565: To Havelock Ellis., London, 30th April., Things are getting just unbearable here, and yet I can't leave lest I find myself in...
letter icon Letters/566: To Havelock Ellis., London, 2nd June., I wonder if you saw anything of the Zeppelins. I was so sorry I didn't. I was at the t...
letter icon Letters/567: To Mrs. Francis Smith., London, 18th June., ... It's the thought of all these beautiful young lives cut down before they have...
letter icon Letters/568: To Havelock Ellis., London, 2nd July., If I could get and work I should be so glad to live; but if I can't do anything, would...
letter icon Letters/569: To Miss E. Hobhouse., Llandrindod Wells (? 1915)., ... I am getting so mixed up. Sometimes I think this is England we are liv...
letter icon Letters/570: To Havelock Ellis., Llandrindod Wells, August., I'm so glad Mrs. Montefiore is coming. I hear she always stays at the hotel j...
letter icon Letters/571: To Havelock Ellis., Llandrindod Wells, 27th Aug., I'm glad to hear you are working. One's always happy when one can work. One...
letter icon Letters/572: To Mrs. Francis Smith., London, 2nd Jan., ... I'm very interested in a cat at the greengrocer's shop over the way, which talk...
letter icon Letters/573: To Mrs. Francis Smith., London, 21st Jan., ... I have heard from three people, belonging to very different sections of societ...
letter icon Letters/574: To Mrs. Francis Smith., London, late 1916., ... I'm determined whatever this war does it shall never divide between me and an...
letter icon Letters/575: To Havelock Ellis., 9, Porchester Place, 26th Mar., Dear old Havelock, I am sending to you a letter from my friend Dr. Green,...
letter icon Letters/576: To Mrs. Francis Smith., 9, Porchester Place., ... Would you, some time, tell me something: when you read that little "Prelude...
letter icon Letters/577: To Havelock Ellis., London, Oct., My dear old Havelock, I've been so unfit, dear, writing hasn't been possible. I can't breat...
letter icon Letters/578: To Havelock Ellis., London., I've been so ill, writing has been quite impossible. I've hardly been out. I hope you are having...
letter icon Letters/579: To Havelock Ellis., London, late 1919., I've been reading a new book they say is like Jane Austen. It's no more like Jane Aus...
letter icon Letters/580: To Mrs. Francis Smith., London, late 1919., ... I really like the Morning Post better than any of the other papers because it...
letter icon Letters/581: To Mrs. Francis Smith., London, late 1919., ... I've been reading such a beautiful book, Karl Liebknecht's speeches during th...
letter icon Letters/582: To Mrs. Francis Smith., 9, Porchester Place, London, late 1919., All day I have sat here in this room, sometimes looking out ...
letter icon Letters/583: To Havelock Ellis., London, Dec., It's just 12 o'clock. The middle of the night is the only time I can write because then the...
letter icon Letters/584: To Mrs. Francis Smith., 9, Porchester Place, London, Jan., ... No, people don't tire me. Unless they are personally very rude...
letter icon Letters/585: To Havelock Ellis., London, Jan., I'm afraid I was very stupid and uninteresting when we met. I'm sorry; I ought not to have ...
letter icon Letters/586: To Mrs. Francis Smith., 9, Porchester Place, London, 2nd Mar., ... I don't think I shall get better in Africa, as I might hav...
letter icon Letters/587: To Havelock Ellis., 9, Porchester Place, July., We must arrange to meet somewhere for lunch. Cron would so much like you to c...


collection icon SCCSLettersWTSteadLetters: NLSA Cape Town, Special Collections. This set of Cronwright-Schreiner extracts are of letters to W.T. Stead which appear in The Letters of Olive Schreiner, and regarding which there is a separate set of typescripts in the NLSA collections. They are included here for the sake of completeness. However, when surviving original letters can be compared, these show that Cronwright-Schreiner often changed or even bowdlerised in producing his versions. Caution should therefore be exercised in referring to their content.
letter icon SCCSTheLetters/Stead/1: Pine Grove, Hof Street, Cape Town (no date)., To W. T. Stead., The Roman Catholic is the best and greatest dead form of Chris...
letter icon SCCSTheLetters/Stead/2: (No date, no place. ?Cape Town.), To W. T. Stead., I shall never forget the stand you made for women eight years ago when my ...
letter icon SCCSTheLetters/Stead/3: Matjesfontein, 24th Sept., To W. T. Stead., The only thing I didn't like was your putting me on a par with Rhodes. He's much ...
letter icon SCCSTheLetters/Stead/4: (Undated.), To W. T. Stead., To me you will always be a personality of the most absorbing interest, never to be forgotten, ne...
letter icon SCCSTheLetters/Stead/5: Middelburg (Cape), Feb., To W. T. Stead., Neither on the subject of Christianity nor of sex have I gone from the standpoint o...
letter icon SCCSTheLetters/Stead/6: The Homestead, Kimberley, 25th Mar., To W. T. Stead., My married life satisfies even the high ideal of what marriage might be...
letter icon SCCSTheLetters/Stead/7: Grave Street, Cape Town. (No date. ?1896.), To W T. Stead., Each man's and woman's sex relations seem to me something holy, s...