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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold3/1910/17
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date7 October 1910
Address FromDe Aar, Northern 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 De Aar
2 Oct 7th 1910
4 My dear old sister
6 I must write you a line to tell you how I rejoice in your gladness in
7having your lassie back again.
9 Also I know your birthday’s just coming but am not sure if its the
109th or the 12th as I lost my birthday book with the rest of my goods
11at Johannesburg. I know it was just when we arrived in Cape Town in
12the war time. I can never forget your loving welcome of us, dear, at
13that dark time. I can never forget that first terrible day when the
14military refused to let us through to the Transvaal. How far away it
15seems now, from every ones mind. Its so curious to me how people can
16forget so soon. Cron will be arriving in Cape Town on the 17 14th. He
17has a big cattle sale today, & the wind & dust are very bad. I expect
18you are still quite busy getting settled down in your new house. Have
19you bought or hired it? I am so anxious for the post to come to see
20about Will’s speech at the woman’s meeting.
22 Good bye dearest old sissie.
24 Thine ever
25 Olive
27 ^You will have a nice birthday with all your young birds about you, dear.^