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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/7
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date20 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.
1 …We went to Drake’s yesterday. Old Wood wrote me a very nice
2letter giving me the morgen of land. If I’m all right, as no doubt I
3shall be, we can go up the mountain together to choose a spot. I am
4writing to ask George Greaves about it… Oh my husband, you know I
5long for you so that if they talk of you I want to cry...
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