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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/127
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: Thursday April 1912 ; Before End: June 1912
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. This letter has been dated by reference to content around the final illness of Ettie Stakesby Lewis. Schreiner was resident in De Aar from November 1907 until she left South Africa for Britain and Europe in December 1913, but with some fairly lengthy visits elsewhere over this time.
1 My darling
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3 I lay awake in the night thinking so much of you, & all the terrible
4suffering. When I look at your dear hands which used to be so strong &
5capable & which have aided & helped so many humanbeing it seems so
6terrible we can do so little for them now they are so weak & suffering.
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8 I am so thankful Alsie is back.
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10 Good bye my own darling.
11 Your own little sister Olive
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