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Letter ReferenceSmuts A1/187/100A
ArchiveNational Archives Repository, Pretoria
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date21 November 1903
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 Nov 21st 1903
4 Dear Isie
6 Many thanks for your letter & the enclosed cheque. We have changed our
7minds about having the funeral here. We are going to buy the little
8bit of ground in which ?Islow lie, & enclose it, & at some future
9date. I hope it may be before very long set up a large monument to
10them. I have not cashed the cheque till I heard whether you would be
11willing it should be spent on ^buying^ the ground &c. It is now private
12property. No, I can’t go to Gordon’s Bay; Thank you so much for
13wanting me to. But I can’t go close to the sea. I shall however be
14in Cape Town for a couple of days early this next month, staying at
15Mrs. Purcells for three or four days. Is there is any hope of your
16being down there by that time? I want to see Sannie so. You might be
17coming into Town to spend the day with us. I shall only be in ^Cape^
18Town a few days. It would be so nice if I could join your train & go
19down with you. But my going depends on when the committee in Cape Town
20comes to a decision in Cape Town about Cron’s standing for
21Parliament or not. I want to go to Cape Town while he is away visiting
22Prince Albert. If he stands I can’t bear to leave him alone here.
24 Good bye dear friend. Greetings to all the good friends at Pretoria.
26 Olive Schreiner