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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/203
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date9 February 1905
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 …Your little note written near Three Sisters has just come. It is
2very sweet to me. The expression of sympathy & understanding from them
3nearest one is worth unreadable much more than all the
4‘praise’ the world can give. I’ve put it away in , my box with
5my little treasures. I’m so anxious to hear how it went with the
6meetings at Prince Albert & Laingsburg. This will find you on your
7arrival in Cape Town…
9 You must have the perfect rest you mind & body need. You will find the
10parliamentary session hard after the terrible pull of office work…