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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/188
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date After Start: 15 September 1904 ; Before End: 16 September 1904
Address FromCape Town, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToS.C. (‘Cron’) Cronwright-Schreiner
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Legend
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 took Neta again this morning, but dear old Hutcheon would not
2operate
. He was however very kind, says I must let him know exactly
3how Neta goes on, & if, in a couple of weeks, the thing still
4continues to grow larger, he will come to Hanover, or send one of his
5best men vets who may be near, to operate on her if we wish it or if
6it breaks. He has really been most sympathetic & kind Neta has taken
7the most violent fancy to Hutcheon; she licks his hand & stands on her
8hind legs & puts her front paws on his knees & holds her head on a
9side in that most satisfactory little way she has. Before I took her
10to Hutcheon, I took her to ?Duffers & had her taken twice with me &
11once alone…
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