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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold2/1913/13
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date10 April 1913
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.
1 De Aar
2 April 10 / 13
4 Dear old sister
6 I hope you have got safely to your journeys end as far as Queens Town
7& are having a good time with May. I am glad you went off with that
8good news about boy Oliver to cheer you, & you will have been quite
9happy when Mrs ?Devenish joined you. Give my love to her & May. I got
10back yesterday morning, so glad to be home & see my old man. I think
11the worst of having no children is that you care for your husband too
12much. He is looking very fit & so are all the animals.
14 We are going to have a thunderstorm this afternoon. I hope you have
15taken enough cool dresses with you dear. You’ll find it quite warm
16at Kitty’s.
18 Cron sends much love to you. He says you must come & spend a few days
19with us on your way back or at least one day! My flower garden has all
20gone to ruin with the drought & everything looks very dry here.
22 Give my love to Kitty & Joe. You’ll have a lovely time with them
23I’m sure.
24 Your little sister
25 Olive
27 ^Thank you for all your kindness to me when I was in Town. Give Frank
28Sutton my congratulation in his engagement.^