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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/45
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date13 September 1902
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address ToCape Town, Western 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. Cronwright-Schreiner has written the date, where it was sent from and the place it was sent to onto this extract.
1 …Fancy the bread turning wet & mouldy in one day on the lower shelf
2of the cupboard in the dining room… Ollie sleeps with me and the
3down quilt every night. Early every morning she goes to your room to
4see if you are there & when she finds you are not & only the girls,
5she trots back & curls up by me. She seems to cling to me curiously
6now you are gone, trotting about everywhere after me… You know Neta
7seems like a little bit of you to me…