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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/335
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date After Start: 28 January 1907 ; Before End: 29 January 1907
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 onto this extract, with where it was sent from implied by its place in the sequence of extracts, and that Guy is Guy Hemming, Olive Schreiner’s nephew, and ?Vatijin’s sister was a possible servant.
1 …I have a letter from Dr. Brown. He says Guy is at Valkenburg.
229th… ?Vatijin’s sou sister is to come (as servant) on Friday
3morning for £1 a month, She doesn’t look very strong, but is clean
4& respectable, & I think could cook (only I’ve no cooking). I like
5her face & manner…