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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Miscellaneous: Dr Wilson MSB 834/1.4.4
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: 1900 ; Before End: 1907
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToMrs Wilson
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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. This letter is a photocopy; the original cannot be traced. It has been dated approximately by reference to when Schreiner was living in Hanover. She was resident in Hanover from September 1900 to October 1907, after 1902 with visits, sometimes fairly lengthy, elsewhere.
1 Dear Mrs Wilson
3I was simply horrified today to find your cookery books still here.
4The very day you sent them I gave them to a little girl, & asked her
5to return them to you. She forgot all about it & now I find them still
6in the drawer What concerns me so is that I am sure you must have
7needed them to make cakes &c for the ball.
9I am so very sorry. I hope you are more rested than when I met you in
10the street the other day.
12Yours very sincerely
13Olive Schreiner
15^I think they let the little book lie about & get stained while I was
16ill. But I’ve ordered four copies I like it so much so I’ll be able to
17give you a new one.^