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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/5
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date17 February 1896
Address FromGanna Hoek, Halesowen, Eastern Cape
Address ToDordrecht, Eastern 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 had written to him about Minnie Walters.
1 …As I remember Dordrecht it was a nice little town but I was only
2there a couple of months… I slept the whole of yesterday morning.
3The Cawoods are very nice and kind. Naude is engaged to a young Faure.
4Oh, I long for you so. I whistle but nobody answers.
5unreadable it will be so good to see you…