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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/412
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date After Start: 7 August 1907 ; Before End: 8 August 1907
Address FromSea Point, Cape Town, 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. He also comments that on 8 July Olive Schreiner had been ‘Sent an “insulting” letter from John X, who, she thinks, “must be mad”. She had apparently expressed her dislike at party politics & eulogised the Swiss system’ and that she had also attended ‘Meetings of Women, (evidently organising). Wants me to address them. (Mrs. Bateman; Eliza Findlay.’.
1 …I’m a bit better today but rather flapdodally… I am sorry you
2find ^found^ things so disordered in the office; it’s all so hard
3& worrying for you… I’m so glad you’re at ?Shand’s. Miss
4Glossop has just come in… Oh, sweetheart, I shall be so glad to see
5your old face again, & we’ll go to ‘the Belle of New York’ &
6have a laugh. Eli sends love…