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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold2/1909/16
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateFebruary 1909
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. The month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner stayed in Matjesfontein from late December 1908 to late March 1909.
1 Dear Fan
3 You said I was to let you know if any was wanted for Theo.
5 We are a little afraid of bed sores as he may have to lie in bed for
6another ten days. Could you send him an air pillow to lie on? Dr Brown
7or Julie Brown would tell you the best shape & kind. I fancy the round
8kind is the best, but they will know. He is getting on very nicely.
10 The heat here is very trying just the last days, but heaven compared
11to de Aar.
13 Please give Bill the 2/- note I enclosed I asked him in my letter of
14yesterday to buy me some papers.
16 Good bye dear, much love to you all
17 Olive