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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/14
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSeptember 1889
Address FromLondon
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 date and place have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner left Britain for South Africa in October 1888.
1 My beautiful old sister,
3 I have taken my passage in the Norham castle which sails on the 11th
4of October. Please take the rooms in Vis-chhoek at once if it be
5necessary so to secure them. I am unreadable
7 I am thinking of you everyday on that long terrible voyage. I could
8not have borne it to say good bye to you if I had not seen Vis-chhoek
9before me.
11 Good bye my wonderful beautiful old sister.
13 Olive