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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold1/1912/16
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date29 April 1912
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 April 29th 1912
4 I enclose 1/3 which I owe Fan for some Pam Balm she ordered for me
5from her chemist. Thanks for thy line.
7 I hope our girl has had not had to go off for the cough.
9 This is a wonderful place for curing coughs; I have quite lost mine
10since I came back; & Dot lost her’s here.
12 Do try to go to Neuheim. Couldn’t you go back with Oliver just to
13take the cure? Don’t put off too long.
15 I’ve had a South African Story called "The Woman Wonderful" sent me
16by the author. If you come across it read it, & let me know what you
17think of it. It’s the there most interesting South African story
18I’ve read, I think. It has its faults – but as a picture of life
19in an upcountry town it's decidedly good. I think, though I may be
20quite mistaken, the writer the writer is the Magistrate’s clerk at
21Murrays berg; I’ve no reason for thinking this, except that the book
22recalled his type of mind.
24 Yes, dear, it will be hard when the young birds leave the nest, but
25you’ll have them still - & there’ll be grand-children some day.
26Only take care of yourself. ^& see a good time.^
28 Your little sister
29 Ol
31 Forsyth has not sent the picture yet, but I’ve told him he must send
32me the address of the people he sent it to. Don’t you trouble about
33it dear. I’ll see to it my-self ^But don’t pay him till I get it.^
35 My beautiful grey Persian cat is walking across & across my paper as I
36write. She’s a lovely creature. I wish you could see her. She
37follows one about like a dog.
39 Love to the wife & Bill.
41 I think one of the characters in that book I mentioned is meant for
The story Schreiner refers to is: Wilfred Hemery (1912) The Woman Wonderful London: Sidgwick & Jackson.