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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Miscellaneous: F.S. Lewis MSB 834/1.6.2
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date13 October 1895
Address FromThe Homestead, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Address ToCape Town, Western Cape
Who ToF.S. Lewis
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The Project is grateful to the National Library of South Africa (NLSA), Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Special Collections.
1 The Homestead
2 Kimberley
3 Oct 13 / 95
5 Dear Mr Lewis
7 My husband is writing a work on the angora goat; there are several
8books in the Cape Town library, which are not to be got here - & which
9he would much like to look at for reference, especially two vols of
10the Cape Monthly^.^ for (the second first & second volumes). Is it
11allowed to send books so far from Cape Town? And ^&^ if so on what terms.
12 Also could you very kindly let me know whether you have any works
13dealing directly with the angora goat in the Cape Town library? I will
14feel much obliged by a reply.
16 Mr Pape the gentle man from Oxford whom many years ago you introduced
17to me is now living near us, & I think that the Kimberley air is quite
18curing him.
20 Yours faithfully
21 Olive Schreiner
Cronwright-Schreiner’s paper appeared, together with one on the ostrich, as a book: S.C. Cronwright-Schreiner (1898) The Angora Goat London: Longmans.