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Letter ReferenceSmuts A1/186/90
ArchiveNational Archives Repository, Pretoria
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date24 September 1899
Address FromKarree Kloof, Krankuil, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToIsie Smuts nee Krige
Other VersionsRive 1987: 380
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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.
1O Karree Kloof
2Via Kran Kuil
3Sep 24 / 99
4
5Dear Mrs Smuts
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7 You are often in my thoughts at this time. If war breaks out perhaps I
8may see you soon.
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10 I am much better though not yet quite strong after the miscarriage I
11had the last week at Pr Johannesburg. I knew I should never go my time
12in all that sorrow & darkness.
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14 Give my love to Mrs Roos.
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16 You see the better half of the English nation is moving for us now,
17but I fear me it is too late.
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19 Love to you & your little sister & Koosie.
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21 Olive Schreiner
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Notation
Rive's (1987) version of this letter is in a number of respects incorrect.