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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Katie Findlay MSC 26/2.14.21
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date26 February 1881
Address FromGrahamstown, Eastern Cape
Address To
Who ToCatherine ('Katie') Findlay nee Schreiner
Other VersionsRive 1987: 27
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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.
1Grahamstown
2Feb 26 / 81.
3
4My dear Katie!
5
6I was most glad of your letter & cannot leave old Africa without a
7farewell word to my eldest sister. I sail on the fourth of March from
8Port Elizabeth in the Kinfauns Castle. I think we shall spend three
9days in Table Bay. I wish I knew at which school Hudson was, that I
10might see him. I am very sorry you could not send him with me. Mamsy
11sends much love. I wish she could get a nice change of air some where
12
13Give my best love to little Katie & all the rest. Tell Katie to
14address to Fred’s care if she writes, & you must be sure & write soon.
15
16Lilly as been very kind to me indeed. I am now sitting to write at a
17beautiful desk she has just given me. Her children are very nice
18little folks. I shall be most glad of the likenesses you promised me.
19
20I have not been very well since I was here but I think the voyage will
21set me up & prepare me for my work.
22
23Goodbye dearest Katie.
24
25Love to all from Lilly & Mamma.
26Ever your affecte sister
27Olive
28
Notation
Rive's (1987) version omits part of this letter and is also in a number of respects incorrect.