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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner MSL/4
ArchiveMark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date24 March 1894
Address FromKrantz Plaats, Halesowen, Eastern Cape
Address To
Who ToAimye Graham nee Ismens
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The Project is grateful to Mark Samuels Lasner for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which appears with the permission of the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection on loan to the University of Delaware Library. Information about the name of the recipient has been kindly provided by Mark Samuels Lasner.
1 Krantz Plaats
2 P.O Halesowen
3 March 24 / 94
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5 Dear Mrs Graham
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7 Your letter & your gift were a great surprise & pleasure to me. Did
8Mrs Innes tell you of my weakness for cushions?? It was very good
9indeed of you to think of me. They make my little study sofa very
10comfortable. I'm afraid it will be a long time before I visit Cape
11Town. Likely not till the farmers Congress meets, next year. ^Because^ I
12want to settle down & work. I have been so utterly alone all my life
13that my husbands gentleness & goodness to me seems more surprising
14than they would to another woman, who had lived at home, among her
15friends; & I ought to do a great deal now.
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17 My husband remembers your husband very well, & says he was once of the
18best loved & most popular of all the boys at College, & one of the
19pluckiest – which goes without saying!
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21 Good bye; thank you so much.
22 Olive Schreiner
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