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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold4/1911/31
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: July 1911 ; Before End: December 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. The date of this letter as July to December 1911 is indicated by content. Schreiner has written the final insertion on the reverse of the notepaper, so as to be seen on the outside when folded. 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 Dear Laddie
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3 If you meet my friend Professor Rhys Davids at the Races Congress hail
4him in my name & give him my greetings. His wife is one of the finest
5women in England – broad, generous, many sided. The fine intellect
6combined with the fine heart – which is the ideal. I wish I could
7have seen you before you went. Always remember you gave me the
8happiest time I have had for 15 years in that trip to the falls.
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10 Your little sister
11 Olive
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13 ^Be sure to give this to Dad.^
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