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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/3
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date15 February 1896
Address FromKrantz Plaats, Halesowen, Eastern Cape
Address ToDordrecht, Eastern Cape
Who ToS.C. (‘Cron’) Cronwright-Schreiner
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 219
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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, and also that the reference was to John Pursgove. There are some differences between this extract and the version that appears in The Letters….
1 …I must go to ^Mrs^ Cawood’s this afternoon because I fancy my being
2here gives old John trouble though he doesn’t say so. I’ll like to
3stay at Ganna Hoek till you come, my sweet, if I can, I want to climb
4the Mountain with you … you are now in the cool part of on the
5Stormberg: I’m so glad it will be cool for you. It seems as if one
6side of my body was pulled away when you are gone….
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