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Letter ReferenceSmuts A1/194/10/62
ArchiveNational Archives Repository, Pretoria
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday 12 November 1912
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToIsie Smuts nee Krige
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The Project is grateful to the National Archives Repository, Pretoria, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Special Collections. The date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident in De Aar from November 1907 until she left South Africa for Britain and Europe in December 1913, but with some fairly lengthy visits elsewhere over this time.
1 Monday Evening
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3 Dear Isie
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5 They have not heard of the box at the station here yet. I am so afraid
6the tomatoes may be getting bad. A friends sent me a small box of
7fruit from Cape Town the other day. When I wrote & told him it
8hadn’t come, he went to the station & found it still there – with
9the fruit quite rotten. Isn’t it perhaps lying at Irene? They seem
10to get more & more careless on the railways
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12 I hope soon to hear from my brother in law. You would love that house
13it stands quite by itself. Its quite country, & they have their own
14large bathing house down on the beach.
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16 Love to you
17 From Olive
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