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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/234
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date24 October 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 …It’s a very hot day, my husband; the hottest we have had for a
2long time. The Purcells left at 12 today. I had them here to supper
3last night, & had a roast leg of mutton. Dear old Purcell liked it so
4much he had three helpings & Anna is going to get a pot like mine… I
5have had such a happy time with the Purcells & Lawrences. It seemed a
6kind of heaven to me.
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