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Letter ReferenceSmuts A1/193/83
ArchiveNational Archives Repository, Pretoria
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMay 1910
Address Fromna
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. The month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
1 Dear Isie
3 I have been a good bit played out & the doctor says I must have a
4little change as my heart is pretty bad. Will you have me for a few
5days if I come up to the Transvaal? I long to see you again I hear you
6are now on the farm. I shall spend a few days too with Lady Innes
7perhaps. I am glad your husband has a free play for all his wonderful
8powers now. I send him kindest greetings I wonder if he ever got the
9letter I sent him some months ago. I told him not to answer it as I
10knew he was much too busy, so I didn’t expect a reply. The weather
11will be fine in the Transvaal now. I can’t stay more than a very
12short time because as soon as I am better I want to get back to my
13work. Good bye dear.
15 Olive.
17 I know you are so sweet & truthful you won’t say you want me to come
18if you don’t.
20 We are wondering who the new ministry are to be. Olive.