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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold4/1911/34
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date3 August 1911
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 Aug 3rd 1911
4 My dear Fan
6 I’ve just got my English mail with a line from Will from Maderea & a
7letter from old John X & one from Anna Purcell. Anna says Walter her
8little boy of 12 is so devoted to Will he follows him about everywhere
9on board, & can’t say enough about Ursula & Oliver, & old John X is
10quite enthusiastic about my "very nice nephew & niece" so they seem a
11happy party.
13 Mrs Purcell tells me Joey Faure is engaged to Mr Smuts who manages
14Bergvliet Estate. Did you know it before? He’s such a fine young
15fellow: Have you met him.
17 We are having a great hail & thunderstorm here tonight. My little cat
18has never heard a thunder storm before & she is awfully excited,
19staring up at the roof each time a peel comes!
21 When does Will return?
23 I see descriptions of your & Dots dresses in the African news, I
24wonder if Miss de ?Merit writes them!
26 Good night, dear old sister thine ever
27 Olive