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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold1/1912/13
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date23 April 1912
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address ToChambers, St Georges Street, Cape Town, Western Cape
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. This letter is written onto a letter Schreiner received from Forsyth & Co, an art dealer and picture framers of Parliament Street Cape Town, dated 19 April and saying that the picture 'Wingless Flight' had been sent to the wrong address. The address the letter was sent to is provided by an attached envelope. 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 April 23rd 1912
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3 Dear Laddie I hope you will not pay Forsyth for the picture till I
4have received it. He has a very bad reputation as a work man. I always
5go to a very good man in Plein Street who frames beautifully packs
6perfectly, & charges just about half of what Forsyth does. Go to him
7if you want pictures framed any time.
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9 Alles ten besten
10 Your small sister
11 Ol
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13 Dr Gullen called the other day. I didn’t quite take his measure
14There was a light in his eye I didn’t understand, but
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16 ^he was very interesting.^
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