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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold2/Undated/39
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday November 1912
Address FromVilla Flandre, Newlands, Cape Town, Western Cape
Address To
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 and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The letter is on printed headed notepaper.
1 Villa Flandre,
2 Newlands
4 Monday
6 Dear Laddie,
8 I found the wicked old bird flown when I got here! I am so afraid you
9are heat, though as they’ve had rain at Bloemfontein it will not be
10like de Aar. I do hope you will not have to go on to Pretoria where
11the heat is prostrating.
13 Our girl went off to her first days exam= this morning. She looked
14awfully played out on Friday when I get here; but like a good horse,
15her spirits are rising as the starting time comes. Minnie de Villiers
16took us for a motor drive to Fishhoek yesterday afternoon & we start
17sat on the back & had a good sea blow, & Dot looked splendid when we
18got back.
20 The house here seems awfully empty with out the old man, & Pat is
21manifestly seeking for him.
23 Raining here.
25 Thy small sister Ol.
27 I feel no doubt myself Dot will pass.