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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/13
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date6 July 1896
Address FromThe Homestead, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Address ToKarree Kloof, Northern Cape
Who ToS.C. (‘Cron’) Cronwright-Schreiner
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 221-2
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Legend
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, where it was sent from and the place it was sent to onto this extract. There are some differences between this transcription and the version that appears in The Letters....
1 …I love you, my dear one. When I think of you my heart runs all out
2in little ripples of love to you… You’ve become so much a part of
3my life it seems funny to be without you. I’m always looking for
4something that’s my baas I’m looking for... Tell mother & B. about
5your throwing the water in that man’s face at the Kowie, & of all
6your naughtiness generally…
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