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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold1/1908/71
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date26 December 1908
Address FromMatjesfontein, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToFrances (?Fan?) Schreiner nee Reitz
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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 Dec 26 / 08
4 Dear old Fan
6 I’ve arrived here at last. I am feeling better already though I only
7came here this morning. I’m sending you a copy of the "Transvaal
8leader" with an article by Albert Cartwright who used to editor the S.
9A. News. He mentions your dear old Brother Frank in it I don’t
10mention his name but you will see my reference to him at the end of my
11article. Have you good news of him? I hope you & Ursula had a happy
12Xmas though so far from your three menfolk.
14 There are only two people in this big hotel besides myself so its
15pretty quiet, but the air is wonderful after de Aar. I have left Ollie
16& the meerkats to keep Cron company. I miss them much.
18 Write to me dear & give me your news. I’ve not heard from my old
19brother, so dont know where to write to him. I saw in one of the
20papers he was going to East London? Is it so. All good wishes for the
21new year.
23 Thine ever
24 Olive
An Albert Cartwright article in the Transvaal Leader around this date has not been established.