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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/467
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date20 May 1908
Address FromMatjesfontein, 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, and comments that ‘She is much distressed as to where ^(if De Aar does not suit)^ she can go for health (with limited means, especially.) She’s going to see if there’s a place at Healdtown… There follow suggestions as to placing the furniture in the De Aar house.’.
1 …I don’t know where I shall go … There are times when I give up
2all hope, but I look at the dear old mountains & feel a health &
3strength come back into me…
5 …I want to see you so, dear: I’m so lonely…