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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/112
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday 1910
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToHenrietta (‘Ettie’) Schreiner m. Stakesby Lewis (1891)
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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 year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
1 De Aar
2 Thursday
4 My darling
6 I’ve been so ill since I came here I could not write. Last night we
7had a little thunder & that has relieved the awful pressure a little.
8I will never come here again till the end of April. There are two
9things that have happened in my life that I seem never able to, the
10death of my baby, & very our having to live at Hanover & here, where
11the height makes life death.
13 I do hope you are getting better, my darling at least a little
14stronger. The longer you rest the more chance there is. How is wish
15lived in a palace where the climate would make it possible for me to
16have you & one of the girls to keep you company just for complete rest
17& change but this place is impossible except in the few coldest weeks
18of winter & then not good.
20 Good bye my loved one
21 Olive