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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/137
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date12 January 1904
Address FromHanover, Northern 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 …There is a panic about fever...
3 Neta & Ollie are so sweet, they lie by you all day on the bed ^one on
4each side^ though the front door is open all the while! They never left
5me once for five days after you left; but on Friday, when I sat up,
6the Old Party at once organised a hunting party. She seemed to say
7‘Now you’re better, it’s a fine hunting day & we’re off.’
8They went down the vlay & returned after two or three hours in search
9of eats!! They are both lying on my bed now…
11 You will be glad to hear I have hired a little Kaffir girl:- I am much
12better today, all fever gone…