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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold4/1911/50
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateTuesday 1 November 1911
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToWilliam Philip ('Will') Schreiner
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Legend
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 has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. 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 Tuesday afternoon
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3 Dear Laddie
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5 You will have arrived at home this morning. And there will be great
6rejoicings in the Villa that is called Flandre. I hope Dot gave you my
7little note. I shall be glad to know you are safe back. Start golf at
8once before you are so full of work you can’t think of starting any
9thing.
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11 It’s nice to think of the two being both in Cambridge together.
12It’s not like their being alone.
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14 Good bye my Laddie
15 "Alles ten besten"
16 Olive
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18 Cron sends love & greetings of welcome.
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20 Its possible I may be coming down about the 24th to try & get through
21the summer either at Blauwberg Strand or ?Baines Pass beyond
22Wellington. But I rather dread coming down after my experience of two
23years ago. It may be that I shall be able to stay at Blauwberg.
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