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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/39
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date After Start: 23 August 1902 ; Before End: 24 August 1902
Address FromJohannesburg, Transvaal
Address ToHanover, Northern 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. However, they should be read and used with considerable caution for the reasons spelled out here. Cronwright-Schreiner has written the date and where it was sent from onto this extract.
1 …You will get into your office today…
3 Have been lying down in bed all ^day^ day …. Our (looted) ^Our^ things
4are near the City and unreadable, a long way from here…
5…The sand has been terrible today… My sweetheart, I wonder if you
6got good food today, if you are feeling not so tired as when I left. I
7long to be with you, my dear one...