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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/258
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date After Start: 29 August 1906 ; Before End: 30 August 1906
Address FromMatjesfontein, Western 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 the date and where it was sent from onto this extract, and that Olive Schreiner and the Purcells went to Laingsburg on 28 August.
1 …I am glad your dentist was good & that it’s well over… The sand
2& heat were too awful… After dinner we drove to ?Zwart Kloof...We
3had a light fall of snow this morning… my favourite tree… It was
4easy for Buddha to attain perfection under the Bol tree. Living worry
5& care seems to fall from one & all the things of life seem so very
6small…
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