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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold2/1909/26
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date22 May 1909
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToFrances (?Fan?) Schreiner nee Reitz
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Legend
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 May 22nd 1909
3
4 Dear Fan
5
6 We shall be down in town on the evening of the 31st for this little
7session. It is all so depressing to me that I almost feel I shan’t
8go; but I might be sorry afterwards.
9
10 I sent Will a cutting from a Queen’s Town paper which Anna Purcell
11sent me, which has a remark about Will & dot in it. Please send it on
12to her.
13
14 I had a note from Mrs Stanley of Tarkastad who said how glad she was
15to see you in Tarkastad.
16
17 I’m so glad you are back at Lyndall, but I do wish you lived at
18Mowbray or on the dry part where Emma Earpe & Crons sister live. Only
19I don’t know if it would be a great gain for you because you would
20always be having me come & see you!! Now the fear of that walk from
21the station makes me proceed very warily!
22
23 We have been having the most wonderful weather here, rain nearly ever
24since we came back. De Aar is as nearly green as it can be.
25
26 Good bye, dear
27 Love to all the Lyndalletes
28
29 Have you ever seen my darling beautiful little ?"Burster" again. My
30heart has never gone out to any child quite like that. I wonder if he
31was mine if I would make an idol of him & spoil him, as people
32generally do of the things they care for too much.
33
34 Thine ever
35 Olive
36
37 ^I think the Enfranchisement League will go on very well now Mrs Murray
38is chair ^President^ Did you go to the meeting on the 20th at Mrs
39Murrays
.^
40
41
Notation
The enclosed newspaper cutting is no longer attached.