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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/34
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date31 January 1901
Address FromHanover, Northern 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 onto this extract, with where it was sent from implied by its place in the sequence of extracts.
1 …Our little baby was born at a quarter past twelve on the morning of
2the 30th April ^1895.^ I was put under chloroform and became insensible
3at a quarter past 11. When I became conscious at half-past three on
4the afternoon of the 30th she had been born a couple of hours. She
5lived that night. The last time I heard her cry from the other room
6was at a quarter past four. When I wake at nine you told me she was
7dead…
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