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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/131
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: 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 Ettie,
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3 I am always with you though my body is here. I enclose you a little
4message from Cron. If I could only bring a little ease & strength to
5that dear sweet body.
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7 You have let yourself run utterly down, till you have hardly any
8strength to fight our terrible disease.
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10 Your little sister
11 Emmie
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