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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold2/1909/40
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date4 August 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. Schreiner was resident in De Aar from November 1907 until she left South Africa for Britain and Europe in December 1913, with some fairly lengthy visits elsewhere over this time.
1 Aug 4th 1909
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3 Dear Laddie
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5 I suppose this is almost the last line from me that will reach you in
6England. Already the groans of rising anti-English & anti-Dutch
7feelings are beginning to rise here! The butter with which they
8buttered each other down at the convention will soon melt & run off. I
9am always thinking of you, dear. It will be nice to see you when we go
10down October, & hear how things have gone with you. I am sending this
11word to Morley’s Hotel, as it will be sent on it you didn’t go
12there. I hope Dot has been able to make it a lovely time for the dear
13little mother.
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15 Dear old Naudè of Queens^town^ has gone off suddenly as you will no
16doubt have seen in the papers.
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18 I wish you could give yourself a six weeks at Nauheim before you come
19out.
20 Love to you all.
21 Ol
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23 ^Cron sends his love.^
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25 ^Many happy returns of your Birth day. I expect you will be on the
26water when it comes. Ol.^
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