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Letter ReferenceSmuts A1/188/73
ArchiveNational Archives Repository, Pretoria
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date24 May 1905
Address FromEastbergholt, Tamboer's Kloof Road, Gardens, Cape Town, Western 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 Eastberg Holt
2 Tamboer’s Kloof Rd
3 May 24th 1905
5 Dear Isie
7 Thank so you so much for Cato’s picture. She is so pretty & strong
8in it; the little hands are so nice.
10 I’m going to try & go to see Daisy tomorrow.
12 On Friday I was driving home with my little dog Neta & she fell under
13the wheel of the cab & was crushed to death. I have had many good &
14beautiful friends in my life; but she was the best friend I ever had.
16 We shall be back in Hanover in the middle of next month. I saw Mrs.
17Malan & her little boy today. he has such a sweet bright little face
18but his heart is very bad; the doctors say he will never grow up: but
19their little girl is splendid & strong.
21 Good bye.
22 Olive Schreiner
24 Don’t you think Cato is very like your little boy, about the upper
25part of the face?
26 Wednesday night
27 May 24th
29 ^I hope dear you did not think from my last letter of what people I was
30complaining of what people said. One has long ago accepted
31misunderstanding as one of the condition, that follow all most for
32others. I only mentioned it to show how certain it was the bitter
33things said of our great men would not touch me.^