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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold1/1908/63
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date7 November 1908
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToWilliam Philip ('Will') Schreiner
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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 de Aar
2 Nov 7th 1908
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4 My dear old Laddie
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6 My thoughts are always with you; but I’m not up to writing much. I
7do hope Grey Town is not ^so^ too hot as Petermaritzberg which they say
8is very terrible. I feel anxious for the old heart with the heat & all
9the strain & stress of the trial.
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11 All my heart is with thee
12 Olive
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14 Cron has just lost £95 through a Boer called Naudè, who bought
15cattle for from him at a sale, but has nothing & is an insolvent.
16Don’t mention it in writing to Cron as he feels very sore about it.
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18 To-day is the birthday of the old man at Eastbourne, dead but never
19forgotten. It’s our Dot’s birthday too.
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21 Try & come down over land
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