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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/248
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date11 May 1906
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address ToDe Aar, 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.
1 …My own love, I don’t know why I feel such a great yearning about
2you, nothing else is in my thoughts. I shall be so thankful when you
3are safe home again. I note you are in Beaufort West this morning. If
4you should be ill at De Aar, wire for me. In six days you will be back.
5 I find my arms around you & love you my dear one. Life is so short,
6we go so soon away from each other for ever: your old wife Olive…
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