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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold2/1909/28
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date5 June 1909
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 My darling Boy
3 I have been very ill. I can’t write. I have wanted so much to write to
4the English papers helping you. I wish people would read my pamphlet.
5I can’t tell you how my heart is with you.
7 Love to the dear Wifie.
8 Olive
10 de Aar
11 June 5th 1909
The pamphlet Schreiner refers to is probably her Closer Union, which originated as a lengthy article published in the Transvaal Leader on 21 December 1908 and the Cape Times on 22 December 1908 (p.9); it appeared as a short book in 1909.