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|Letter Reference||Olive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold2/1909/26
|Archive||University of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
|Letter Date||22 May 1909
|Address From||De Aar, Northern Cape
|Who To||Frances (?Fan?) Schreiner nee Reitz
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 Frances (?Fan?) Schreiner nee Reitz, 22 May 1909, UCT Manuscripts & Archives, Olive Schreiner Letters Project transcription’. Please also supply letter line numbers for specific quotations.
The Project is grateful to Manuscripts and Archives, University of Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Manuscripts and Archives Collections.
May 22nd 1909
We shall be down in town on the evening of the 31st for this little
7: session. It is all so depressing to me that I almost feel I shan’t
8: go; but I might be sorry afterwards.
I sent Will a cutting from a Queen’s Town paper which Anna Purcell
11: sent me, which has a remark about Will & dot in it. Please send it on
12: to her.
I had a note from Mrs Stanley of Tarkastad who said how glad she was
15: to see you in Tarkastad.
I’m so glad you are back at Lyndall, but I do wish you lived at
18: Mowbray or on the dry part where Emma Earpe & Crons sister live. Only
19: I don’t know if it would be a great gain for you because you would
20: always be having me come & see you!! Now the fear of that walk from
21: the station makes me proceed very warily!
We have been having the most wonderful weather here, rain nearly ever
24: since we came back. De Aar is as nearly green as it can be.
Good bye, dear
Love to all the Lyndalletes
Have you ever seen my darling beautiful little ?"Burster" again. My
30: heart has never gone out to any child quite like that. I wonder if he
31: was mine if I would make an idol of him & spoil him, as people
32: generally do of the things they care for too much.
^I think the Enfranchisement League will go on very well now Mrs Murray
38: is chair ^President^ Did you go to the meeting on the 20th at Mrs
The enclosed newspaper cutting is no longer attached.