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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/533
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date7 December 1920
Address FromOak Hall, Wynburg, Cape Town, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToS.C. (‘Cron’) Cronwright-Schreiner
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 370
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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 and where it was sent from onto this extract. There are some differences between this transcription and the version that appears in The Letters....
1 …Ireland will never be free till there is a labour government in
2England. I have said that for thirty years. The wealthy classes will
3never let her go. What a frightful picture of himself Lloyd George
4will send down to to posterity…
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6 This thinking over business is so terrible; this grappling with low,
7mean business matters. OIn old days men hunted animals, now they hunt
8each other’s labour, the labour of each other’s brains and hands...
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