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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/186
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date14 September 1904
Address FromBergvliet, Diep River, Western 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 …I came here yesterday. The place is too lovely for words, & the
2dear friends so sweet; but I sat up all night with asthma & am going
3back to Tamboers Kloof now… It’s so touching to see Neta with the
4vets. She lies down on her back & lets them handle her as they like,
5looking at them with such big eyes, as much as to say, ‘Are you
6going to take it away? It’s a very serious case’, The perfectly
7understanding that the idea is to help her…