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Letter ReferenceNLSAOlive Schreiner: EL to C-S MSC 26/2.16/148
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSaturday 23 January 1904
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToS.C. (‘Cron’) Cronwright-Schreiner
Other Versions
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Legend
The Project is grateful to the National Library of South Africa (NLSA), Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Special Collections. This letter by Olive Schreiner is contained among some hundreds of typescripted extracts which were produced by Cronwright-Schreiner using original letters when he was preparing The Life... (1924) and The Letters of Olive Schreiner (1924). Generally he then destroyed the originals, although in this case he preserved Schreiner’s entire handwritten letter. Cronwright-Schreiner has written the date and where it was sent from onto the letter.
1 Saturday Midday.
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3 Darling,
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5 I just got your letter.
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7 Darling don’t come to my sake. If you come to ^Hanover^ for
8business unreadable it is all ?try to see how business it is going, it is
9it is ?from ^right^, but you must not come for ^my^ da sake one.
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11 I am so anxious against you. I want you so not not to ?join.
12Don’t come till you axioul anxiously must dear. It is so ill here.
13Stay till after the election my dear one. There is too much sickness
14Van Zÿs sick, in bed again, & there is too much sickness my dear one.
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16 Good bye, my dear one
17 Olive
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19 Mrs ?Neuenhout ?Neuvenhout was 104 (degrees) ! last night; little or
20no hope last night I’ve not heard today. Your Olive
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22 The P peaches came dear.
23 God bless you my darling
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Notation
This letter is oddly incoherent and scrawled rather than written, so that at points the transcription is doubtful.