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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold1/1912/46
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday 26 September 1912
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. The date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
1 De Aar
2 Thursday afternoon
4 Dear Fan
6 I’ve been thinking so much of you the last two day. I know it’s
7been a hard time parting with the boy. One always thinks of so much
8that may happen when the distance is so great. But its a great thing,
9dear, to have such a lovely boy, with such a tender, beautiful heart.
10I’ve just heard from Will that poor May Devenish has lost her little
11one. My heart aches for her. My little girl would be sixteen years old
12now, & there’s a stick in my side whenever I think of her. Perhaps I
13would have been sending her over with Oliver to study. I am always
14thinking of what she would be learning & doing. It’s a pain that
15never passes away. I hope May will have some more.
17 Good bye dear.
18 Olive