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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/263
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date10 October 1906
Address FromMatjesfontein, Western 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 such a glorious day here. I feel so wonderfully better…
2Every moment is a joy, I mean a physical joy… I feel I want to keep
3singing & laughing. All the niggers & the people in the shops smile at
4me I suppose because I’m grinning at them, & all the little brakkies
5wag their tails & run after me… I’ve got everything on earth one
6can need to make on happy, only not my husband ---- & I’d like some
7books…
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