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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Katie Findlay MSC 26/2.14.23
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date15 August 1881
Address FromNew College, Eastbourne, East Sussex
Address To
Who ToCatherine ('Katie') Findlay nee Schreiner
Other VersionsRive 1987: 33
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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.
1New College
2Aug. 15th 1881.
3
4My dear Katie
5
6I have only time for a line. It is very long since I heard from you. I
7send you two photographs, one of Fred & one of Emma. Next week I hope
8to send one of my own.
9
10Fred & Emma are away from home just now, or I am sure they would join
11me love to you all.
12
13Willy is staying down here now.
14
15Give my love to Katie, & ask her to write to me.
16
17I remain, dear sister
18Ever yours affectly,
19Olive Schreiner
20
Notation
Rive's (1987) version omits part of this letter and is also in a number of respects incorrect.