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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/117
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date30 August 1903
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToS.C. (‘Cron’) Cronwright-Schreiner
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The Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner were produced by Cronwright-Schreiner in preparing The Life and The Letters of Olive Schreiner. They appear on slips of paper in his writing, taken from letters that were then destroyed; many of these extracts have also been edited by him. They are artefacts of his editorial practices and their relationship to original Schreiner letters cannot now be gauged. They should be read with considerable caution for the reasons given. Cronwright-Schreiner has written the date and where it was sent from onto this extract.
1 …I wonder what plan we are going to make about the house. It seems
2to me it will all be right when you come. Your little family of five,
3three mierkats &, & a dog & a wifie are all looking out for you…
4There are two beds in the room Mrs Viljoen has let me have… I’ve
5got no asthma but the strangest pain in my chest bone & left arm. I
6hope I shall get better this week. It seems so strangely, unearthly
7lonely here in Hanover after Uitkyk with the kind Le Roux & the dear
8wide Karoo but it will be all right when you come...