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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/32
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date30 August 1900
Address FromBeaufort West, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToS.C. (‘Cron’) Cronwright-Schreiner
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Legend
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, and also that the amyl nitrate had been prescribed by the Laingsburg doctor and her mother had written ‘attacking’ him, perhaps, as she was a supporter of Rhodes, because of his anti-South African War speaking tour in England.
1 …The asthma and cold are better but ^my^ heart is troubling me a good
2bit. I find the nitrate of amyl very good...
3