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Letter ReferenceLibrary of Parliament 24083 928 Sch/3
ArchiveLibrary of Parliament, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: September 1893 ; Before End: October 1893
Address Fromna
Address To
Who ToAlbert Hunt
Other VersionsRive 1987: 225-6
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The Project is grateful to the Library of Parliament, Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of their collections.
1Dear Mr Hunt
2
3Thank you more than I can say: it is really too good of you to have
4taken this trouble for me. I feel it so selfish that the officer
5should give up his ?kab cabin to me & go below; but it is n’t a case
6of seeking pleasure or enjoyment. I shall be so grateful to have it
7over in a fortnight.
8
9I am very glad I am going with Captain Robinson. He is my favourite of
10all the Captains. I went out with him four years ago. I don't suppose
11he remembers me, but he was wonderfully kind to me.
12
13Thank you so much. Please give my best & loving wishes for her good
14health to your wife. I don't know if I told you that I am going to buy
15a little farm up country - high up - & settle down there. If ever you
16do come out to the Cape you must both come & see me. I am sure Mrs
17Hunt made a mistake in not going high enough.
18
19Yours very sincerely,
20Olive Schreiner
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22I shall send the cheque next week when I come to Town.
23
Notation
The content of this letter enables it to be dated as having been written in late September or early October 1893. A version of this letter which joins together parts of two separate letters, omits sections of both, and also contains inaccuracies, is in Rive (1987: 225-6).