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|Letter Reference||Smuts A1/187/80
|Archive||National Archives Repository, Pretoria
|Letter Date||24 January 1902
|Address From||Hanover, Northern Cape
|Who To||Isie Smuts nee Krige
The manuscript of this letter by Olive Schreiner belongs to the Archive referenced above; its ownership of the original should be acknowledged by referencing the letter as indicated: Copyright transcription: © Olive Schreiner Letters Project. This transcription can be freely used as long as copyright is acknowledged and it is referenced using the following citation: ‘Olive Schreiner to Isie Smuts nee Krige, 24 January 1902, National Archives Repository, Pretoria, Olive Schreiner Letters Project transcription’. Please also supply letter line numbers for specific quotations.
The Project is grateful to the National Archives Repository, Pretoria, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Special Collections.
Jan 24 / 02
The little shawl for the head will do just as well in fact I only
7: didn’t want a very bright colour. Thank you so much dear I shall
8: value it so. Crochet is just as nice as knitting to me.
Do write again soon & let me know how you are. It is such joy to me to
11: see your handwriting.
I am so glad Ella is able to get on well with her studies.
A friend of mine here is very poor & is expecting a little Baby & if
16: when you have time some day you would make a tiny little thing, a pair
17: of socks or something of that kind for me to give her I know she would
18: prize it greatly as having been made by you. She is a woman you would
19: love if you knew her. I am going out tomorrow to buy some little bits
20: of stuff for dresses for it. // Cron & I are both well, but my heart
21: has been bad again the last two weeks.
Good bye. I was so thankful to hear you were all well. Love to Ella.