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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/172
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date26 August 1904
Address FromAdelaide, Eastern 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 where it was sent from onto this extract and the date it was received.
1 …My darling Husband, I am sitting in the waggon half way between
2Adelaide & Blinkwater. We have been outspanned here for some hours as
3we rode all through the night. Now about one we are starting again,
4the men are just unspanning the oxen. We shall pass Adelaide during
5the night, but I shall post there in the hope it may reach reach you
6on Monday. We shall arrive in Bedford on Sa
reach you on Monday… are
7you quite well, I wonder, dear Husband; your little wife, Olive...