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Letter ReferenceSmuts A1/194/10/63
ArchiveNational Archives Repository, Pretoria
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date14 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.
1 de Aar
2 Nov 14th 1912
4 Dear Isie
6 The box has come with all the lovely things. The box came ^quite^ open &
& there was no key. One square was empty in front, so a
8bottle may have been taken out, & a few eggs were broken otherwise it
9was all right. I have enjoyed some of the delicious fruit already for
10lunch. The dry beans are so very nice, they boil so soft. We are
11going to have macaroni & tomatoes for supper tonight!
13 I’ll nail the box down & send it to the station this afternoon, or
14perhaps I’d better just tie it with a rope as nails might break it.
16 I’ve just this moment got a letter from my sister-in-law saying you
17have taken their house. Did you hear of it from some one else? I’m
18sure you’ll like being there. I like it best of all places in
19Muizenberg. It’s so splendid for the children to play alone, no
20danger from trains. You will be happy & I will be happy to have you so
21near me.
23 Thank you darling Isie for your loving thought of me.
24 Little Auntie Olive