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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/484
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date30 December 1908
Address FromMatjesfontein, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToS.C. (‘Cron’) Cronwright-Schreiner
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Legend
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 onto this extract, with where it was sent from implied by its place in the sequence of extracts, and that ‘they’ are Theo Schreiner and Katie Stuart.
1 …You remember when Chomanie took my watch, you gave me an old one…
2The food is truly awful… A long letter from Theo has just been
3brought in!. I’ve not yet opened the one sent last year. If they
4would only say they were sorry for what they’d done, then of course
5I would forgive them - I’d forgive anyone anything - but of course
6they won’t
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