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Letter ReferenceSmuts A1/194/10/52
ArchiveNational Archives Repository, Pretoria
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateFriday 29 March 1912
Address FromAlexandra Hotel, Muizenberg, 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. The date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The letter is on printed headed notepaper with a drawing of the hotel.
1 Alexandra Hotel
2 Muizenberg
3 Friday
5 Dear Isie
7 There must be some misunderstanding!! When I got home yesterday I
8found Captain Bourne had invited Lyndall (my niece) & myself to a
9dinner party with him & Mr. Smith on Saturday evening!! He wouldn’t
10have invited us if he’d meant to be dining with you? Did he not
11promise to come to you on Friday or Sunday? ^& not Saturday?^ I could
12come either for lunch or dinner supper ^with you^ on Sunday if you are
13not going out for the day.
15 Good bye dear. I am leaving on Monday for Newlands for a couple of
16days before I go back to de Aar. I went to see Bessie Reitz. Her eye
17seems improving
19 Thine loving Auntie Olive
21 ^PS. Just got a note from Captain Bourne to say he is expecting us to
22come on Saturday evening, so he cant be coming to you.^