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Letter ReferenceSmuts A1/187/92
ArchiveNational Archives Repository, Pretoria
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date15 September 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. Schreiner was resident in Hanover from September 1900 to October 1907, after 1902 with visits, sometimes fairly lengthy, elsewhere.
1 Sep 15th 1902
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3 Dear Isie
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5 I have been in bed ever since I came back; am going out today for the
6first time that is why I haven’t written before. My little visit to
7you seems a beautiful time of rest, the rest of seeing friends.
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9 I hope you will soon be strong dear. I hope some day you will have
10another little one to comfort your heart, I shall feel almost as glad
11as if it were mine. Good bye. My love to you all.
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13 Olive
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15 Why do you always call me Mrs Schreiner then of course I have to call
16you Mrs Smuts. All my friends call me Olive.
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18 My husband whent left for Cape Town the day before yesterday
19where is going to visit his mother for a few days & attend his
20brother’s wedding. I am so glad he is having a little change from
21the hard work here, in sad little Hanover.
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