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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/37
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date23 August 1902
Address FromJohannesburg, Transvaal
Address ToHanover, Northern 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, and also that Olive Schreiner’s last comment concerned Jan van der Berg, a man who had given false evidence against three Hanover men who were accused of treason and executed during the South African War.
1 …Just got here. I had a good journey, when judging of as I do all
2journeys. Dear old Robert met me at the station & we drove to ?
^?Beyers^… more like my old self than I have
4felt for months… If only you were with me, my love. Nothing is sweet
5without you. As soon as I have had breakfast I am going down to see
6about the looted looted goods… Is Van der B arrested yet?...