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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold1/1912/48
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date15 October 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. The month has been derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the address this letter was sent to.
1 De Aar
2 The 15th 1912
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4 Thanks of your letter, dear, & the addresses. Heat & drought continue
5Drysdales temperature is still 102 & half de Aar is in bed.
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7 Cron is having rheumatism in his left leg, & I want him to go down to
8Cape Town for a week or ten days, but don’t know if I shall get him
9to go.
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11 I get up every morning very very early & water the garden before the
12sun comes. After 7.30 it gets too hot.
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14 I will write to Grey tonight. I generally do my writing about 2 or
15three in the morning; its too hot to sleep, but cooler than at any
16other time - & yet the heat is nothing now to what it will be in a
17months time!
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19 "Alles ten besten" dear old man
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