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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Extracts of Letters to Cronwright-Schreiner MSC 26/2.16/106
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeExtract
Letter Date13 August 1903
Address FromPrince Albert, Western Cape
Address ToHanover, 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 from onto this extract.
1 …How does my darling feel? I wish train journeys mn did you good as
2they do me. I have no asthma here & am very well. This place suits me
3perfectly. I am much better than even at Uitkyk. It’s a lovely place.
4 I wish fate had fixed us here instead of at Hanover, but of course
5Hanover has the immense advantage of cool summers. This is like a
6lovely little Italian village; vineyards and date trees! & the
7beautiful pass up to the mountains opening at one end of the village...
8Tell me how your cough is & if you have any rheumatism pains still. I
9am so perfectly well. You were so loving and sweet to me when I was in
10Cape Town & it did me much good, your wife, Olive…