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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/284
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date9 November 1906
Address FromMatjesfontein, Western Cape
Address To
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 and where it was sent from onto this extract.
1Dr Brown came this morning. He says the pains I have are all from
2my heart. He examined me ?entirely says I am completely broken down,
3the whole nervous system as well as the heart is worn out, & I must
4rest absolutely & take nourishment &c &c &c… I was at my best when
5you were here: I rather wish he had come when I was in my collapsing
6state, because he could have told better. All my heart sends out
7little bits of feelers towards you, dear one…
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