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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/317
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date After Start: 20 December 1906 ; Before End: 21 December 1906
Address FromMatjesfontein, Western Cape
Address ToPrince Albert, Western 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 …The heat is past; a cold South-East wind is blowing & there’s a
2glorious South East bank of cloud upon the tops of the mountains. It
3always reminds me of the cloud into which Moses went up: one might so
4easily fancy “The Lord” in it…
6 Bitterly cold here. I’m so glad you’ll have a cool day for the
7journey… How nice the verrandah will be when I get back to
8Hanover… I expect it will be very late when you get back to Prince
9Albert this evening...