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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/202
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date11 February 1905
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address ToRondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape
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, where it was sent from and the place it was sent to onto this extract.
1 …I gave most of the buck away but roasted a bit of loin yesterday.
2It was without exception the most delicious bit of venison I ever
3tasted. Oh, I did want you here to have some. I so seldom get anything
4nice to cook for you. I dipped it in vinegar every evening & hung it
5out all night & was just like marrow. I console myself with thinking
6you’ll have much better food in Tamboers Kloof...
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