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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/328
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date15 January 1907
Address FromHanover, Northern 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 'Arriet followed Olive Schreiner about to bite her so she had to keep all the doors shut to prevent it.
1 …I’ve seen no one today except two boys who came to ask if I
2wanted to buy scorpions!... cleaning up the house & setting things
3straight… You are so wonderfully abstemious in your eating &
4everything, that it is hard smoke such things (su tobacco & liquor)
5should affect you. It’s like me with air…
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