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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/231
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date5 August 1905
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address ToRondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape
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 the date, where it was sent from and the place it was sent to onto this extract.
1 …You are now nearing Victoria West Road… She had been calling:
2“It’s curious that living away civilised people, one should yet
3come to thinking the mere receiving of politeness such a great
4thing…
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6 A big cobra skin… too & roused a little red hare just at my feet, so
7close that I caught a bit of his red fluff as he ran past me in an
8awful fright!...
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