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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold3/1910/27
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date19 December 1910
Address FromPortlock, Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape
Address ToVilla Flandre, Newlands, Cape Town, Western Cape
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. An attached envelope provides the address this letter was sent to.
1 Portlock
2 nr. Graaff Reinet
3 Dec 19th 1910
5 Dear old sister
7 I have only just now heard of "Tatta" Jouberts death which they say
8took place quite suddenly nearly a month ago. ^What was the cause?^ I
9know how much you will have felt it not merely for your own sake, but
10for his mother’s. Please give her my love & tell her how very sorry
11I was to hear of it. It seems hard that she should have had to see two
12of her grown up children go before her.
14 All good wishes to you all for Xmas, dear. It will be Dot’s first
15Xmas at home for a tiny time, & I suppose by next Xmas Oliver will be
16in England. They write me that the meeting on the 7th was a great
19 Good bye, dear.
20 Your loving little sister
21 Olive
23 Everyone is very kind to me here, & the air is doing me great good. I
24am writing hard all the time.
26 It seems a bit sad that I can’t have my home in a climate in which I
27can live, without wandering about for six months in the year seeking
28rest for the sole of my foot: I long so to be at home sometimes: but I
29ought to be grateful to have found a place where I can work
30 OS
32 Give my love to my dear old Brother.