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|Letter Reference||Olive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold3/1910/20
|Archive||University of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
|Letter Date||28 October 1910
|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, 28 October 1910, 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.
Oct 28th 1910
Thankyou so much for the fruit. I did enjoy it greatly. Thank you for
7: wanting me to come, dear, but I can’t manage it now; & I’m such a
8: broken down old crock I shouldn’t be much fun to any one.
I leave for Mrs Haldane Murrays farm on the 2 11th I think. It’s
11: very hard to leave my husband & my home & go wandering about every
12: year for five or six months. The bitterest thing the war did for me
13: personally was to land us here, it seems forever.
The dear Purcells have just written to say they are keeping a seat in
16: their box for me at the pagent in case I come. I often wonder why my
17: dear friends are so good to such a broken down old thing as I am now.
18: Cron says you look so young & happy. I’m so glad, dear.
I’ll come & see you some time next year.