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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold3/ToBe/7
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: July 1905 ; Before End: December 1905
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToFrances ('Fan') Schreiner nee Reitz
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Legend
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 year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The place from which Schreiner wrote this letter is indicated by content; she returned from Cape Town to Hanover in July 1905 and stayed there until the end of the year.
1 Dear Fan
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3 Hasn’t this been a terrible murder revelation. Do you know Mrs
4Basson, or Louw? I am quite sure Mrs Basson, the mother, must have
5been in matters too though it may never come out. Have you perhaps
6still got in the house a copy of last week’s ‘Times or ‘New’,
7the weekly illustrated copy I mean. If you don’t need them would you
8send them me. I wrote down to Cape Town to a friend to buy them for me
9but he says they are sold out. Don’t trouble, but I thought you
10might have a copy lying about & much want to send one to my friend
11Havelock Ellis who is making a study of terrible crimes of this kind.
12I have an idea that somewhere I have met a man called Tobie Louw, ^&^
13but can’t remember where.
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15 Are you all well? Drop me a line
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17 Your little sister
18 Olive
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Notation
For the Basson murder case, see http://www.africacrime-mystery.co.za/books/fsac/chp1.htm