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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/353
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date2 March 1907
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address ToPrince Albert Road, 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 …I must try to go for walks now it’s cooler, for poor little Ollie.
2 But I do hate this veld here, so much, oh so much. I didn’t think I
3could hate veld. The only other place I hate is Johannesburg…
5 The day before yesterday I was walking near the Angel Kopje & two of
6the most villainous, real criminal type Bushmen-Hottentots appeared…
7I’m beginning to copy my chapter, but I’m not a quick writer when
8I write properly…
The chapter Schreiner was copying out is from From Man to Man.