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|Letter Reference||Olive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold5/1906/18
|Archive||University of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
|Letter Date||25 September 1906
|Address From||Hotel De Aar, 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, 25 September 1906, 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.
Sep 25 / 06
Dear old Sissie
Your wire has just been sent on from Hanover. We were only a few days
8: in Hanover & then came on here. Cron’s business in Hanover is sold.
9: I’ve been pretty bad since I came here continual attacks of angina &
10: faintness. If I’m not better I shall go down next week to
11: Matjesfontein & if I don’t get fitter there come on to Cape Town to
12: see the doctors for a day. I’ll be sure to wire you before I come.
I’m so glad the old Man has gone off to Gordon’s Bay. I do wish we
15: could make him take more rest & change.
I am so glad you are going to England & Europe next year. You will
18: love Emma very much & I’m sure have a happy time.
Good bye, dear. Love to them all. It was so sweet of you to wire.
I don’t quite know what I’m going to do if I get better. We
24: can’t get a house here. The little house about 2 miles from this we
25: hoped to get the man says we can only have for 6 months & then from
26: month to month. We couldn’t move into it, ^bring all our things from
27: Hanover^ & then perhaps have to move again at the end of six months
28: with no where to go! I would be quite willing to go & live alone in
29: the little cottage in Hanover till such time as some change came in
30: our lives; but Cron says he doesn’t want it. "I’ll go & die there
31: & no one’ll know I’m dead till a week after!" but I expect I’ve
32: got quite a row to hoe yet. I’ll tell you when I’ve got any plans.
33: The only thing I mind is leaving Cron alone here, if I can only be
34: near him I ^don’t care!^