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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/53
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date31 October 1902
Address FromCape Town, Western 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 and where it was sent from onto this extract.
1 …Yesterday I spent the day at the Highlands with Mother. It is
2simply lovely there, the place is so beautiful you would never dream
3it was the same, it has been so improved…
5 I believe the capitalist set are behind… Macfarlane… & that money
6will flow like water. They will make a great point of your religion
7with the Doppers.…. I am feeling so wonderfully better & brighter,
8though a little asthma in nose & eyes. My clothes are so shabby and
9old fashioned among all these women, I feel like an old back velt
… I wish you were here with me my darling, then I would be
11quite happy… I long for the family…