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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/64
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date26 February 1903
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address ToHanover Road, Northern 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 and where it was sent to onto this extract, with where it was sent from implied by its place in the sequence of extracts.
1 …In the Midland News I have seen the speech the (SA) Party delivered.
2 It is exceedingly clever & polite; but rather loathsome to me. Lying
3and slaving always go together & we are nothing but slaves. I am
4hoping so much your trip has done you a little good because you were
5looking very run down...