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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold2/Undated/26
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMay 1907
Address FromHanover, 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 month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident in Hanover from September 1900 to October 1907, after 1902 with visits, sometimes fairly lengthy, elsewhere.
1 Dear Fan,
3 I’m sending you Will’s to me, in case it should have any news
4he’s not had time to give you.
6 I’ve got letters from Dr Corthorn Lady Constance Lytton & her cousin
7Adela Smith (she used to be Adela Villiers when she stayed with the
8Lochs) they all want to do all they can for our little girl, & to have
9her to stay with them.
11 I am sending her a letter of introduction to some old & dear friends
12of mine, a Professor Roberts & his wife at Cambridge whom I know she
13will like, & who will I’m sure love her.
15 I am sorry to hear there are such floods of rain in Cape Town, as it
16will make it very damp when we go down. I fear I shall only be able to
17stay a few days. It is pouring here, day & night; we never see the sun
18the vley round the town is like a river.
20 Good bye dear old sister
21 Olive