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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold1/1908/25
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date1 May 1908
Address FromMatjesfontein, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToRachel (‘Ray) Dick nee Brown
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The Project is grateful to Manuscripts and Archives, University of Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Manuscripts and Archives Collections.
1 Matjesfontein
2 May 1st 1908
4 Dear Ray
6 A very happy birthday, & before another comes may another dear little
7life be nestling in your mother arms. Send me just a post card soon to
8say how you think our dear one looking. I am so grateful to little
9Mollie & Janet too for bringing so much joy into that dear life.
11 All good be with you. Hearty greetings to your husband. Tell him I
12wish him many happy returns of your birth day.
14 Olive
16^Yesterday was my little baby’s birth day, & to-day she died 13 years
17ago. Does it seem strange to you that I seem to possess her still? But
18we women have that nine long months of absolute possession of which no
19man knows any thing. ^
21 OS