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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/262
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date11 October 1906
Address FromMatjesfontein, Western Cape
Address ToDe Aar, Northern 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 …I can see so clearly now… I can feel the blood moving in my brain
2now on the top. Every one here is so kind to me… Its only the hole
3in my heart that’s as big as a half-crown now wanting something to
4fill it!! It’s so sweet to think it’s you who are going on this
5delightful trip… Don’t forget to send me an envelope every day, if
6nothing more…
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