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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/198
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date19 December 1904
Address FromJohannesburg, Transvaal
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, that Olive Schreiner had gone to Johannesburg on 18 December and Langloofte was near Johannesburg.
1 …I have no asthma, not the slightest touch since I left Hanover & at
2Pretoria my heart was splendid, better even than in Cape Town.
3Yesterday when I got here it was bad again, but not worse than it
4always is in Hanover. I couldn’t go to the Malan’s but lay down &
5rested, & feel a bit slower about the heart this morning… I am in
6Winnie Hemming’s little room… I slept all last night from 11
7o’clock without waking, so I’m not very bad!!...