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Letter ReferenceSmuts A1/187/80
ArchiveNational Archives Repository, Pretoria
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date24 January 1902
Address FromHanover, 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 Hanover
2 Jan 24 / 02
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4 Dear Isie
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6 The little shawl for the head will do just as well in fact I only
7didn’t want a very bright colour. Thank you so much dear I shall
8value it so. Crochet is just as nice as knitting to me.
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10 Do write again soon & let me know how you are. It is such joy to me to
11see your handwriting.
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13 I am so glad Ella is able to get on well with her studies.
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15 A friend of mine here is very poor & is expecting a little Baby & if
16when you have time some day you would make a tiny little thing, a pair
17of socks or something of that kind for me to give her I know she would
18prize it greatly as having been made by you. She is a woman you would
19love if you knew her. I am going out tomorrow to buy some little bits
20of stuff for dresses for it. // Cron & I are both well, but my heart
21has been bad again the last two weeks.
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23 Good bye. I was so thankful to hear you were all well. Love to Ella.
24 Olive
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