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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/253
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date22 August 1906
Address FromMatjesfontein, Western Cape
Address ToMuizenberg, Western Cape
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, where it was sent from and the place it was sent to onto this extract.
1 …The mierkats box came today. I had them put in a nice sunny place
2in the kitchen yard. We had a fine day yesterday, but this morning was
3all very dream like to me, & I was very grateful when we got here. I
4did not undress last night but was able to lie down several times &
5sleep for a time. I am much better today…
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