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Letter ReferenceSmuts A1/195/45
ArchiveNational Archives Repository, Pretoria
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date2 May 1913
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 2 May 1913
4 Dear Isie
6 It was so nice to seen to see you & the dear children, even for
7a moment. Thank you for your sweet presents.
9 Please thank ?Bebas for the moststroop & your dear mother for the
10suikerbos stroop, & Minnie for the mulberry ?nonger. It quite went
11to my heart that they should all have thought of me. The presents are
12delicious. I am going to bake some of the quinces for dinner tomorrow.
14 You will be glad to be home again. Theres something about ones own
15home no other place can ever have.
17 Please tell Neef Jan to let me know when he passes that I may be able
18to go down to the station to shake hands with him.
20 I can’t write more now. My love to you all
21 Auntie Olive
23 ^Cron says I must send his greetings. He was so sorry not to be able to
24come down to the station too.^