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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold4/1911/22
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date14 August 1911
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 De Aar
2 August 14th 1911
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4 Dear Laddie
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6 Thy little sister has not forgotten the 30th but I fear this will come
7just two days too late. I hope you’ll have a good day, & that all
8the visit is doing you good.
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10 Our girl comes to me tomorrow. Three of people wrote to me about her
11having a bad fixed cough & it made me so anxious I’ve got her to
12come up & see me & see if this air won’t cut it short. This is a
13place as good for the lungs as its bad for the heart. This
14tremendously dry stimulating air seems to stop off all lung trouble at
15once. We’ve had splendid rains here – an unheard of thing at this
16time of year, the de Aar veld is actually green! & there is no dust.
17So I guess she’ll drop her cough at once. I’m afraid it will be
18awfully dull for her here., but a little complete rest with nothing
19interesting to do may not be bad for her. Like many of our family she
20lives too fast & spends too much vital force, she’s always actively
21living! I saw your name in the papers as to Bothas d lunch.
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23 Dot writes me that Fan is going to stay at Worcester while she is here.
24 I’m so glad, the reason I didn’t like asking her was the leaving
25the dear little mother in the big house alone.
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27 Good bye, dear.
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29 I’ll leave this open to tell you how our girl looks when she comes.
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31 Have a good time & come back to us refreshed
32 Olive
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34 Cron sends greetings for the 30th.
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36^Dot has arrived. ^
37 Lovely day.
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