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Epistolary Type
Letter Date3 October 1894
Address FromKimberley, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToS.C. ('Cron') Cronwright-Schreiner
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 216
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Legend
When Cronwright-Schreiner prepared The Letters of Olive Schreiner, with few exceptions he then destroyed her originals. However, some people gave him copies and kept the originals or demanded the return of these; and when actual Schreiner letters can be compared with his versions, his have omissions, distortions and bowdlerisations. Where Schreiner originals have survived, these will be found in the relevant collections across the OSLO website. There is however a residue of some 587 items in The Letters for which no originals are extant. They are included here for sake of completeness. However, their relationship to Schreiners actual letters cannot now be gauged, and so they should be read with caution for the reasons given.
1To S. C. C. S.
2Kimberley, 3rd Oct.
3
4It's strange to think you'll be at the old place, more instinct with
5intense emotion for me than any place on earth.
6
7I explained to him how strong my personal admiration for Rhodes'
8genius was and how strong my detestation of his methods, but mainly
9for the men who sucked the dust from his feet. ...I wish I could live
10always to be your little wife; it's very nice.
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12Your tiny baby and I send our love to the Baas. It's getting quite a
13companion to me. ... I'm very well.
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