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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/527
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date20 January 1920
Address Fromna
Address To
Who ToS.C. (‘Cron’) Cronwright-Schreiner
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 367
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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.
1 …the terrible horror I feel for Hanover. It is the only place on
2earth I absolutely hate. When I think of Hell, I think of Hanover…
3Wilson has simply vanished for ever… You know I can’t really
4realise you are coming. I think I’ll die with joy, like the South
5American parrot who was brought to England and had not heard Spanish
6spoken for years. It gave one cry and dropped dead with joy when it
7heard it spoken again…
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