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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/364
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date28 March 1907
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address ToBeaufort West, 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 …I was so glad to get your wire from Laingsburg I hope he meeting
2was good… Yesterday I had to send for Dr. Wilson as I was getting
3very bad. He has given me a new heart medicine called ‘?
4astrophinus’, I think. The effect has been wonderful. The pain is
5much better & I have been able to lie down. Miss Viljoen & all the
6children came to sleep with me last night… She had got Elisa to come
7to sleep with me tonight. :. It is so splendid to be better. I was
8getting quite blind like at De Aar & now I can see everything. I have
9had two long sleeps short sleeps this morning & mean to lie down again
10& sleep now…