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Letter ReferenceSteyn Papers: Emily Hobhouse (Olive Schreiner) 156/3/12/6
ArchiveFree State Archives Repository, Bloemfontein
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date9 November 1903
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToEmily Hobhouse
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The Project is grateful to the Free State Archives Repository for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of their collections. The letter exists in the form of a handwritten copy made by Emily Hobhouse; the original cannot be traced.
1From Olive Schreiner
4Hanover C.C.
5Novbr 9. 1903
7Dear Miss Hobhouse
9Mrs Cilliers has just been in and says David her husband has not yet
10returned from the country and she writes such a bad hand that she
11wants me to write and tell you of her gratitude. She says I must say
12that every penny will be used with the greatest care: and that she
13knows that she will never have the opportunity of doing anything for
14you to show how grateful she feels; she thinks you must know there are
15hearts always praying for you, in South Africa.
19So for Mrs Cilliers' message.
21I do hope when you have had a good rest in England you will feel
22really stronger. I know and understand so well, so well, how you must
23be feeling!
25Yours ever,
26Olive Schreiner
28The eagle-eyed watch which they still keep over my letters is
29something remarkable. Poor fools! I never refer to public matters in
30my letters so it is all time thrown away.