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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/99
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date5 August 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.
1 …There was a Welsh woman on the train who was going to join her
2husband at Beaufort West, & she always called him her Sweetheart. I
3suppose it’s a Welsh custom, but it seemed so sweet to me. Why
4shouldn’t a man be as much your sweetheart when you have known him
5twelve years as when he first made love to you… I shall miss Miss
6Molteno
& Miss Greene very much. They are very sweet & noble, & one
7loves them more & more the more one sees of them...
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