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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/77
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date11 June 1903
Address FromUitkyk, Northern Cape
Address To
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 from onto this extract, and that Olive Schreiner’s comments concern the house in Hanover they were having built.
1 …I have not real asthma here, but it is in my chest & eyes… & my...
2 I am not so fit but I do hope the asthma will not settle down on me &
3compel me to go, as I like this place very much, & don’t know where
4to go to. It is the want of a fire in this bitter, bitter cold one
5feels. My legs are dead up to the knees as I sit writing this... I am
6going to choose the papers for the house so that they may get it ready
7as soon as possible…
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