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|Letter Reference||Olive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold2/1903/12
|Archive||University of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
|Letter Date||Thursday June 1903
|Address From||PO Uitkÿk, Frasersburg Road, Western 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, June 1903, 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. The month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
Did you get the list for Danie Theron I sent to you. Please return to
7: me as I want to try & collect a little here before I send it up to
8: Pretoria. I see Milner says has no objection to the monument but wants
9: to know what the inscription is to be.
I am sending down by today’s train a little buck to Cron, & I have
12: asked him to give you half. Could you send down for it to his
13: mother’s as I do not think they keep a boy whom they could send up
14: with it.
I am staying on here at Uitkijk still. It is a very nice farm, the Le
17: Roux are nice kind people. Two of Mrs Le Roux’s brother’s were
18: killed in the war fighting on the Transvaal side.
Neta & the mierkats are with me, but Cron has Ollie with him. Do you
21: think Cron is looking very tired & old? Please tell write me a nice
22: long letter such as you can write, & tell me all the bits of news I
23: want to hear about the children & you all.
How do you think mother looking. Ettie thinks she is fading fast, & in
26: spite of the ?rain I must try to come down to see her for two days in
27: July or August.
Please write me a real nice letter
Your little sister
I saw Miss Emily Hobhouse in Beaufort. She stopped to spend two days
35: with me there. How utterly impossible it is for the best English
36: people to realize what it is we upcountry South Africans are thinking
37: & feeling!