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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/2
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter DateNovember 1895
Address FromThe Homestead, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Address ToThe Homestead, Kimberley, Northern 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, and also that they were both in Kimberly and that Olive Schreiner had written a note encouraging him to go to Port Elizabeth to report on some Angora goats, although she was unwell. He also comments that ‘We both left a few days later & returned to the Homestead on 28.2.96, after travelling much.’.
1 …My Cron, Won’t you please go this afternoon, my Sweet? It will
2comfort me so, your Olive. Do Chummie...