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Letter ReferenceFindlay Family A1199/1127
ArchiveWilliam Cullen Library, Historical Papers, University of the Witwatersrand
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date27 August 1872
Address FromHertzog, Eastern Cape
Address To
Who ToCatherine ('Katie') Findlay nee Schreiner
Other VersionsRive 1987: 7
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Legend
The Project is grateful to the William Cullen Library, University of Johannesburg, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Historical Papers.
1 Hertzog
2 Aug 27th 1872
3
4 My dearest Katie!
5
6 I don't feel at all well this evening, but I must write you a few
7lines to congratulate you on the birth of your little daughter I was
8truly glad to hear that you & she were both doing well & hope you will
9continue to do so. I trust next post will bring us good news of you &
10that by the time this reaches you you will be about once more.
11
12 I suppose a baby is 14 days to day that you are sitting up. I should
13be so glad to have a look at you both.
14
15 Papa has not yet returned from his up country journey. We are
16expecting him home next Saturday. He will have been from home a little
17more than a fortnight.
18
19 I had a long letter from Tattie Powrie the other day, she seems to be
20getting on well with her school. She is a good teacher & very much
21liked in Aliwal. I think they were all well when she wrote but though
22she had been suffering from weak eyes for some time.
23
24 I must close now dear Katie with fond love to all the little ones.
25
26 I remain
27 Your most affecate sister
28 Olive E. Schreiner
29
Notation
Rive?s (1987) version omits part of this letter and is also in a number of respects incorrect.