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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/179
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date6 September 1904
Address FromVictoria West Road, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToS.C. (‘Cron’) Cronwright-Schreiner
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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 where it was sent from onto this extract, with its date implied by its place in the sequence of extracts.
1 …The train was pretty full at Hanover Road, so the conductor has put
2me in a beautiful large saloon with seats for eight, two tables &
3washing stand & two arm chairs. Neta & I have it all to ourselves for
4the present. We have both slept heavily ever since we left Hanover
5Road, I only waking up for a few minutes at De Aar. I feel like
6another person, the air is so beautiful & still here & we have just
7had a lovely orange sunset; all is dark now & the stars are coming
8out…
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