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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/124
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLettercard
Letter DateWednesday January 1912
Address FromMilnerton, Western Cape
Address ToBlaauwberg, Western Cape
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 lettercard, which is part of its Manuscripts and Archives Collections. This letter has been dated by reference to content. Schreiner stayed in Milnerton in January 1912. The address the letter-card was sent to is on its front, although it is not stamped or postmarked.
1 Milnerton
2 Wednesday ?evening
4 I got here my darling this afternoon. It is so nice to feel I am near
5you at least as far as space goes. From my room I can see little but
6the back of the next house, but beyond it there’s a tiny bit of sea
7visible & Blauwberg itself – just the point where your house is! Its
8nice I can see it. The air here suits me wonderfully – like
9Blauwberg does you, & if I could have had the room I first took I am
10sure I should be well here & able to write. It faced South East with a
11glorious view of Table Mountain. But they let it to some one else &
12I’ve a little room facing North West which I never can stand well. I
13do hope even so I shall be able to stay here. If Wynnie or Alice come
14on their way to town do ask them to come & see me that I may hear just
15now you are.
17 Your little sister who loves you Olive
An attached blank envelope attached to this letter has on it in Schreiner's writing, 'Mrs Lewis. Please see this goes out by first opportunity'.