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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/43
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date27 August 1902
Address FromPretoria, Transvaal
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.
1 …I got here yesterday morning, & have not a touch of asthma as
2yet… I suppose Ollie goes with you to the office every day… Mrs
is better. Smuts you would not know at all. He is a big stout
4young fellow looking only about 25. I have never seen such a change in
5a man. He is the picture of health & strength… I am so thankful to
6be out of Johannesburg with its dust & horror. A few days more there
7would have ended me…