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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Jessie Rose Innes MSC 26/2.6.5
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday 23 January 1910
Address FromCape Town, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToJessie Rose Innes nee Dods Pringle
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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. A typed transcript only of this letter is available; the original cannot be traced. The date has been written on the letter in an unknown hand. Content indicates Schreiner was in Cape Town when she wrote it.
1 Sunday morning
3 Darling Jessie
5 It was so good to see you. I am just going ^out^ to Sea Point to see if
6I can find a room there where I can breathe. What day would you be
7home if I came out in the morning. The only place I can breathe is
8driving about on the top of trams so I could come, but don't stay in
9for me. Because I'm uncertain
. I want to see you again
11 Olive
13 It was lovely to see you both looking so young & happy. My love to
14your husband.